Chapter contributed to the book
Non-Standard Computation
Molecular Computation, Cellular Automata, Evolutionary Algorithms, Quantum Computers

by T. Gram▀, S. Bornholdt, M. Groß, M. Mitchell, T. Pellizzari
Foreword by M. Schroeder, Introduction by H. Schuster
Wiley-VCH, May 1998
ISBN 3-527-29427-9, Euro 69.00, 226 + xiv pp.


Was Biotronic alles kann: Blind sehen, gehörlos hören ...
von Claudia Borchard-Tuch und Michael Groß
Wiley-VCH Juni 2002, ISBN 3527303812, Euro 24,90, 280 S.



Table of contents of Chapter 2:

  1. Introduction
  2. Computational molecules in the cell
    In the beginning there was -- information
    RNA -- the universal genius
    DNA -- the cell┤s ROM
    Enzyme regulation: phosphorylation
    ___Box 1: Proteins -- the basic facts
    Signal transduction: G-proteins
    Proteins as RAM
    Protein-based neural networks
    Light to electronical information (vision)
    Electricity: from cells to brains
  3. Artificial biomolecular systems
    The first bio-electronic material: bacteriorhodopsin
    Protein-based memory
    DNA-based computing: the idea
    ___Box 2: DNA -- the basic facts
    ___Box 3: NP-completeness & intractability
    DNA computing performed by molecular biologist
  4. Supramolecular systems
    Supramolecules and molecular recognition
    ___Box 4: Weak interactions -- the basic facts
    Molecular wires
    Supramolecular switches
    Supramolecular memories
  5. Future prospects
    DNA computing performed by programmed molecular system
    Molecular computing and molecular manufacturing/nanotechnology


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