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Akira Sasaki Tatsuo Shibata Michiko Sugawara Takashi Tateno
Atsushi Tero Tatsuya Togashi Takashi Miura Atsushi Mochizuki
Ikuko Motoike Yoshihiro Morishita Atsushi Yamauchi
Ikuko N. Motoike
Project Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Infomation Sciences, TOHOKU University
Signal propagation on a time-evolving branching path
In nature, signal processing elements are characterized by a branching shape; for example neurons, and slime mold tubes. The branching shape evolves depending on the signal propagation on that branching path. I focus on the basic mechanism of biological signal processing from the viewpoint of the relationship between morphology and function. I will elicit why the shape of these elements is branching by reading functions from the pattern of signal propagation with a simple mathematical model. For the development I will research the mode of signal propagation on a coupled system of branching signaling path units.

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