Synthetic gene networks as potential flexible parallel logic gates

Hiroyasu Ando, Sudeshna Sinha, Remo Storni, Kazuyuki Aihara

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Abstract

We show how a synthetic gene network can function, in an optimal window of noise, as a robust logic gate. Interestingly, noise enhances the reliability of the logic operation. Further, the noise level can also be used to switch logic functionality, for instance toggle between AND, OR and XOR gates. We also consider a two-dimensional model of a gene network, where we show how two complementary gate operations can be achieved simultaneously. This indicates the flexible parallel processing potential of this biological system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number50001
JournalEPL
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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