Global Sensitivity Analysis of Biochemical Reaction Networks via Semidefinite Programming

Steffen Waldherr, Rolf Findeisen, Frank Allgöwer
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
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.
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.01641 fatcat:p237eaqlqvcc5oekapu4fx3jke