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From: Single molecules can operate as primitive biological sensors, switches and oscillators

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Approximate Majority (AM) system. a Wiring diagram of the AM network. PP form attracts molecules into this state, while OO form does the opposite, both via catalytic reactions. Background reactions happen between all conformations at a low rate (grey shades on arrows). As an illustration of the embedded positive feedback loops, striped grey arrows indicate the pure positive feedback loops. The striped dash-end indicate the double-negative positive feedback loop. b Bifurcation analysis of the AM system. The plot shows how the concentration of the catalytic molecules, OO and PP, is affected by the availability of phosphate donor (nt). The stable steady state (ss) is indicated by a solid line, while the unstable steady state (us) is defined by the dash-dotted line. CL1 and CL2 indicate the threshold points at which the jump between the off and the on states happen. Black striped arrows indicate the direction of the jumps. See networks topology in Methods for more information about the structure. Consult Table 2 in Methods for values of each parameter. c List of reactions. The left column shows the catalytic reactions, while the right column presents the spontaneous reactions. On top of each reaction arrows, the parameter names that affect the specific reaction are indicated

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