Glycolytic Synchronization in Yeast Cells via ATP and Other Metabolites: Mathematical Analyses by Two-Dimensional Reaction-Diffusion Models

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Possibilities of synchronized oscillations in glycolysis mediated by various extracellular metabolites are investigated theoretically using two-dimensional reaction-diffusion systems, which originate from the existing seven-variable model. Our simulation results indicate the existence of alternative mediators such as ATP and 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate, in addition to already known acetaldehyde or pyruvate. Further, it is also suggested that the alternative intercellular communicator plays a more important role in the respect that these can synchronize oscillations instantaneously not only with difference phases but also with different periods. Relations between intercellular coupling and synchronization mechanisms are also analyzed and discussed by changing the values of parameters such as the diffusion coefficient and the cell density that can reflect in tercellular coupling strength.

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Serizawa, H. , Amemiya, T. and Itoh, K. (2014) Glycolytic Synchronization in Yeast Cells via ATP and Other Metabolites: Mathematical Analyses by Two-Dimensional Reaction-Diffusion Models. Natural Science, 6, 719-732. doi: 10.4236/ns.2014.610072.


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