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Classification of cell signalling in tissue development.

Research paper by Craig Charles CC Platt, Clare C Nicholls, Chris C Brookes, Ian I Wood

Indexed on: 10 Jun '11Published on: 10 Jun '11Published in: Cell communication & adhesion



Abstract

The traditional classification of signalling in biological systems is insufficient and outdated and novel efforts must take into account advances in systems theory, information theory and linguistics. We present some of the classification systems currently used both within and outside of the biological field and discuss some specific aspects of the nature of signalling in tissue development. The analytical methods used in understanding non-biological networks provide a valuable vocabulary, which requires integration and a system of classification to further facilitate development.