Accession Number : AD0681517

Title :   MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF MOLECULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CITY UNIV OF NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Levine,Sumner N.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The major emphasis of this report is related to problems associated to theory and mechanism of blood clotting. The first study relates to the thermodynamics of protein adsorption onto surfaces. This study provides a uniform theory of the interaction between proteins and surfaces which takes into account both surface energy and surface charge among other factors. Further studies were undertaken of the mathematical treatment of the cascade theory of blood coagulation, taking into account the regulation provided by negative feedback mechanisms. This work provides an important extension of our earlier studies. Other studies related to bio-electrodes with reference to their applications in energy conversion in physiological environment and as sensing devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD COAGULATION, REACTION KINETICS), (*BLOOD CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), THERMODYNAMICS, ADSORPTION, SURFACES, ELECTRODES, ENZYMES, BLOOD PROTEINS, ENGINEERING, FEEDBACK

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE