Global Sensitivity Analysis of Biochemical Reaction Networks via Semidefinite Programming [article]

Steffen Waldherr and Rolf Findeisen and Frank Allgöwer
2009 arXiv   pre-print
We study the problem of computing outer bounds for the region of steady states of biochemical reaction networks modelled by ordinary differential equations, with respect to parameters that are allowed to vary within a predefined region. Using a relaxed version of the corresponding feasibility problem and its Lagrangian dual, we show how to compute certificates for regions in state space not containing any steady states. Based on these results, we develop an algorithm to compute outer bounds for
more » ... the region of all feasible steady states. We apply our algorithm to the sensitivity analysis of a Goldbeter--Koshland enzymatic cycle, which is a frequent motif in reaction networks for regulation of metabolism and signal transduction.
arXiv:0904.4592v1 fatcat:odpl7o6oxbbrzl5kbj5jaf466e