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Table 1 The chain function: the rows represent the logic type of the preceding edge or path and the columns represent the type of the succeeding edge or path; each cell indicates the type of the resulting path; “-” indicates that there is no particular logical implication when such paths are chained

From: A framework to find the logic backbone of a biological network

  Succeeding suff necc suff & necc suff inh necc inh suff & necc inh
Preceding        
suff   suff - suff suff inh - suff inh
necc   - necc necc - necc inh necc inh
suff & necc   suff necc suff & necc suff inh necc inh suff & necc inh
suff inh   - suff inh suff inh - suff suff
necc inh   necc inh - necc inh necc - necc
suff & necc inh   necc inh suff inh suff & necc inh necc suff suff & necc
  1. “suff” stands for sufficient, “necc” for necessary, “suff & necc” for sufficient and necessary, i.e. only one regulator (activating), “suff inh” stands for sufficient inhibitory, “necc inh” for necessary inhibitory and “suff & necc inh” for sufficient and necessary inhibitory, i.e., only one regulator (inhibiting)