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Figure 5

From: Input-output relations in biological systems: measurement, information and the Hill equation

Figure 5

Balance between forward and back reactions leads to a high Hill coefficient when the reactions are saturated. The equilibrium output signal, A, is obtained by solving A ̇ =0 in Eq. (6) as a function of the input signal, S0. The signal is given as Ŝ=ϕ S 0 /σ B 0 . The total amount of reactant is N=R+A. The half-maximal concentrations are set to m=μ=1. The three curves illustrate the solutions for N=1,10,100, with increasing Hill coefficients for higher N values and greater reaction saturation levels.

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