# BME494s2013 Project Team2

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As we can see from the graphs on the right, plotting mRNA concentration over time (Figure 1) results in a curve that oscillates around the value of 6.06x10^-4. Plotting IPTG concentration over time (Figure 2) results in a straight line, which is unsurprising considering that the model assumes that IPTG stays constant over time for simplification purposes, which is of course not true in real life. Plotting the concentration of β-galactosidase over time (Figure 3) results in a curve that seems to max out at a value of 4.5. Logically, this makes sense: at some point in time, the rate of production of β-galactosidase (Alpha_B) must reach the degradation rate of β-galactosidase (Gamma_B), meaning that the concentration of β-galactosidase will no longer increase; it will simply stay the same no matter how much more IPTG is added to the system. | As we can see from the graphs on the right, plotting mRNA concentration over time (Figure 1) results in a curve that oscillates around the value of 6.06x10^-4. Plotting IPTG concentration over time (Figure 2) results in a straight line, which is unsurprising considering that the model assumes that IPTG stays constant over time for simplification purposes, which is of course not true in real life. Plotting the concentration of β-galactosidase over time (Figure 3) results in a curve that seems to max out at a value of 4.5. Logically, this makes sense: at some point in time, the rate of production of β-galactosidase (Alpha_B) must reach the degradation rate of β-galactosidase (Gamma_B), meaning that the concentration of β-galactosidase will no longer increase; it will simply stay the same no matter how much more IPTG is added to the system. | ||

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To further analyze how IPTG concentration affects the concentration of β-galactosidase, we though we would change the initial value for the concentration of IPTG. We set the concentration of IPTG to the arbitrary value of 0.25 and produced the following graph (Figure 4). | To further analyze how IPTG concentration affects the concentration of β-galactosidase, we though we would change the initial value for the concentration of IPTG. We set the concentration of IPTG to the arbitrary value of 0.25 and produced the following graph (Figure 4). | ||

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