Registry of Standard Biological Models/Basic Component Models/RBS mRNA

From OpenWetWare
Jump to navigationJump to search

Ribosome Binding Site + mRNA architecture

  • Description: RBS_mRNA
  • Hypothesis:
    • Continuous and constant transcription and translation rate
    • Unlimited resource for transcription and translation
  • Inputs:
    • time
    • PoPs IN
  • Outputs:
    • [mRNA]
    • synthesis-rate
  • Characteristic parameters:
    • mRNA degradation rate
    • translation-rate
RBS/mRNA Brick Architecture

CellML structure (CellML 1.1 spec)

  • Component: RBS_mRNA
  • Units:
    • Imported from Environment component
  • Variables:
    • time (public interface = in )
    • translationRate (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • K_deg (mRNADegradationRate) (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • mRNA (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • synthesisRate (public interface = out )

  • MathML
    • <amsmath>\frac{d[mRNA]}{d time} = PoPsIN - K_{deg}*[mRNA]</amsmath>
    • <amsmath> synthesisRate = translationRate*[mRNA] </amsmath>

CellML File

<syntax type = 'xml'> <?xml version="1.0"?>

<model xmlns=""


<component name="RBS+mRNA">

<variable name="mRNAsynthesisRate" initial_value="" public_interface="in" units="moles_per_second"/> <variable name="nb_mRNA" initial_value="0" public_interface="none" units="mole"/> <variable name="mRNAdegradationRate" initial_value="1" public_interface="none" units="per_second"/> <variable name="proteinSynthesisRatePermRNA" initial_value="1" public_interface="none" units="per_second"/> <variable name="proteinSynthesisRate" initial_value="" public_interface="out" units="moles_per_second"/> <variable name="time" initial_value="" public_interface="in" units="second"/>

[math]\displaystyle{ \lt apply id="proteinSynthesisRate"\gt \lt eq/\gt \lt ci\gt proteinSynthesisRate\lt /ci\gt \lt apply\gt \lt times/\gt \lt ci\gt proteinSynthesisRatePermRNA\lt /ci\gt \lt ci\gt nb_mRNA\lt /ci\gt \lt /apply\gt \lt /apply\gt \lt apply id="rate of change of mRNA"\gt \lt eq/\gt \lt apply\gt \lt diff/\gt \lt bvar\gt \lt ci\gt time\lt /ci\gt \lt /bvar\gt \lt ci\gt nb_mRNA\lt /ci\gt \lt /apply\gt \lt apply\gt \lt minus/\gt \lt ci\gt mRNAsynthesisRate\lt /ci\gt \lt apply\gt \lt times/\gt \lt ci\gt mRNAdegradationRate\lt /ci\gt \lt ci\gt nb_mRNA\lt /ci\gt \lt /apply\gt \lt /apply\gt \lt /apply\gt }[/math]


<import xmlns:xlink=""

     <units name="moles_per_second" units_ref="moles_per_second"/> 
     <units name="per_second"       units_ref="per_second"/>


</model> </syntax>


  • trying to unified the interface between the quasi steady state approximation on the mRNA level and its fully dynamic simulation
  • I try to encapsulate the mRNA dynamic inside the RBS component so it can deliver a 'synthesis-rate' flow to the downstream protein element. This way it would be the same interface a the Promoter_RBS_Coupled element.
  • Don't know if it is possible to define a system of ODEs in the MathML description part of the component ???