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Circadian Clocks: Systems and Synthetic Biology

    March 1, 2010

    Primary Reading:

    1. Robert S. Kuczenski et al., “PERIOD–TIMELESS Interval Timer May Require an Additional Feedback Loop,” PLoS Computational Biology 3, no. 8 (2007): e154. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030154
    2. Natalie A. Cookson, Lev S. Tsimring, and Jeff Hasty, “The pedestrian watchmaker: Genetic clocks from engineered oscillators,” FEBS Letters 583, no. 24 (December 17, 2009): 3931-3937.  10.1016/j.febslet.2009.10.089
    3. Andreas Wagner, “Circuit topology and the evolution of robustness in two-gene circadian oscillators,” PNAS 102, no. 33 (2005): 11775-11780.
    4. Catharine E. Boothroyd and Michael W. Young, “The In(put)s and Out(put)s of the Drosophila Circadian Clock,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1129 (2008): 350-357. 10.1196/annals.1417.006

    Other Papers of Interest:

    1. Tal Danino et al., “A synchronized quorum of genetic clocks,” Nature 463, no. 7279 (January 21, 2010): 326-330.  10.1038/nature08753
    2. Martin Fussenegger, “Synthetic biology: Synchronized bacterial clocks,” Nature 463, no. 7279 (January 21, 2010): 301-302. 10.1038/463301a
    3. Michael W. Young and Steve A. Kay, “Time zones: a comparative genetics of circadian clocks,” Nat Rev Genet 2, no. 9 (2001): 702-715.  10.1038/35088576
    4. Melanie N Zeilinger et al., “A novel computational model of the circadian clock in Arabidopsis that incorporates PRR7 and PRR9,” Molecular Systems Biology 2 (11, 2006). 10.1038/msb4100101
    5. Jörg Stelling, Ernst Dieter Gilles, and Francis J. Doyle, “Robustness properties of circadian clock architectures,” PNAS 101, no. 36 (2004): 13210-13215. 
    6. Deborah Bell-Pedersen et al., “Circadian Rhythms from Multiple Oscillators: Lessons from Diverse Organisms,” Nature reviews. Genetics 6, no. 7 (July 2005): 544-556.  10.1038/nrg1633
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