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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 179-183
Conference review

From Databases to Modelling of Functional Pathways

Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari CNR, Università La Sapienza, P. le A. Moro 5, Roma 00185, Italy

Received 14 November 2003; Accepted 24 November 2003

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This short review comments on current informatics resources and methodologies in the study of functional pathways in cell biology. It highlights recent achievements in unveiling the structural design of protein and gene networks and discusses current approaches to model and simulate the dynamics of regulatory pathways in the cell.