Mathematical models of morphogen gradients and their effects on gene expression

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Abstract

An introduction to mathematical models of pattern formation by morphogen gradients is presented, using the early embryo of the fruit fly Drosophila as the main experimental example. Analysis of morphogen gradient formation is based on the source-diffusion-degradation models and a formalism of local accumulation times. Transcriptional control by morphogens is discussed within the framework of thermodynamic site occupancy models of gene regulatory regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-730
Number of pages16
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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