RE: Multiple kineticLaw Sections Per Reaction
10 Mar '06 09:54
>> I am probably misunderstanding the issue here, but you can just define
>> two reactions as Herbert says BUT set the reversible flag to
>> "false". It is true by default.
> I can do that, but as you said above that breaks the graphical
Why is that? You would have
+---+ ---/ \---> +---+
| A | | B |
+---+ <---\ /--- +---+
Is-it a problem?
> I do stochastic reactions where the probability of each reaction is tracked.
> In many cases, a reversible reaction is the one where I'm most interested in
> the exact number of individual species created, and if I have a single
> kinetic law to specify what is essentially the net movement of molecules from
> the reactant side to the product side then I miss some of the detail of the
> gross movement.
> A more concrete example is
> A <-> B
> B -> C
> where perhaps the A -> B reaction is slow but the B -> A and B -> C reactions
> are fast. If I just do the kinetic law as you stated above, essentially no B
> will ever be created because it does not have a high probability of being
> created. Because of this, no C will be created, and if that's my species of
> interest my stochastic simulation will not capture the behavior that I'm
> looking for.
Ah. Alright. You need three reactions here. Right. But the following is fine, isn't it?
+---+ ---/ \---> +---+ R3 +---+
| A | | B | ----------> | C |
+---+ <---\ /--- +---+ +---+
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