Noise Induced Signal Propagation and Enhancement in Coupled Biological Cell System
- Received Date: 2004-04-01
- Cell system, Coupling, Noise, Signal propagation /
Abstract: Dynamics of calcium oscillation in a coupled cell system is discussed. It shows that when one end of the cell chain is perturbed by noise, the signal induced by noise can propagate along a linearly coupled cell chain with considerable enhancement, a rather ordered internal signal can be obtained on the other end, and the signal itself can also be enhanced. The effects of coupling constant, noise intensity and coupling means on the propagation of the signal are investigated. It is found that there exist an optimal coupling constant and noise intensity in favor of the signal propagation. What′s more, a qualitative explanation via the signal and the noise background is given. And the oneway coupling is better for the signal propagation and enhancement than for the twoway coupling. The results may have important applications in living cell systems, where information is transmitted along a cell chain.
|Citation:||Li Hongying, Hou Zhonghuai, Xin Houwen. Noise Induced Signal Propagation and Enhancement in Coupled Biological Cell System[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2005, 18(2): 174-178. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/18/2/174-178|