ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

First passage time properties of miRNA-mediated protein translation

Biswas, K and Jolly, MK and Ghosh, A (2021) First passage time properties of miRNA-mediated protein translation. In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 529 .

[img] PDF
jou_the_bio_529_2021.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (3MB) | Request a copy
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110863


An important function of microRNAs in gene regulation is to repress the protein synthesis in a multi-step process with implications in timing efficiency of the regulatory network. We propose a stochastic description of translation-initiation mechanism and solve for the steady state distribution of protein number in the linear regime. The time-dependent moments have been approximately calculated and the role of miRNAs in determining the First Passage Time (FPT) properties of protein dynamics has been established. We analytically show that the modulation of slow rates of the translation process will result in efficient and robust timing mechanism. For a general nonlinear model our numerical simulation results are in qualitative agreement with the linear model. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Theoretical Biology
Publisher: Academic Press
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Academic Press
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 11:52
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 11:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70055

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item