Thoughts: Systems Biology, Feedback, and Metaphorical Universality

To understand biological life’s (<as far as we presently know> carbon based metabolism) emergent properties, one must understand how all the parts of a biological system/s are functionally integrated. Systems biology and reductionism compliment each other in this investigation.


Basics of Systems Strategy Theory

1st-inventory as many parts as possible (e.g. known proteins in a cell)

2nd-investigate how each part behaves in relation to others working in the system (e.g. protein to protein interactions)

3rd-pool all data from many research terms/teams and apply them into System Network Models (tech. sense).


Feedback Regulation

Feedback: mechanism enabling biological processes to self-regulate.

Feedback Regulation: the output / the product of a process that regulates that very process

Negative Feedback: most common form of regulation. The accumulation of an end product of a process slows that very process.

Positive Feedback: an end product speeds up its production (e.g. blood clotting after an injury <chemicals released by platelets which attract more platelets.>)

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