Registry of Standard Biological Models/Basic Component Models/RBS mRNA

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Ribosome Binding Site + mRNA architecture

  • Description: RBS_mRNA
  • Hypothesis:
    • Continuous and constant transcription and translation rate
    • Unlimited resource for transcription and translation
  • Inputs:
    • time
    • PoPs IN
  • Outputs:
    • [mRNA]
    • synthesis-rate
  • Characteristic parameters:
    • mRNA degradation rate
    • translation-rate
RBS/mRNA Brick Architecture
RBS/mRNA Brick Architecture

CellML structure (CellML 1.1 spec)

  • Component: RBS_mRNA
  • Units:
    • Imported from Environment component
  • Variables:
    • time (public interface = in )
    • translationRate (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • K_deg (mRNADegradationRate) (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • mRNA (public interface = none / init value = XXX)
    • synthesisRate (public interface = out )

  • MathML
    • amsmath
    • amsmath

CellML File

<syntax type = 'xml'> <?xml version="1.0"?>

<model xmlns=""


<component name="RBS+mRNA">

<variable name="mRNAsynthesisRate" initial_value="" public_interface="in" units="moles_per_second"/> <variable name="nb_mRNA" initial_value="0" public_interface="none" units="mole"/> <variable name="mRNAdegradationRate" initial_value="1" public_interface="none" units="per_second"/> <variable name="proteinSynthesisRatePermRNA" initial_value="1" public_interface="none" units="per_second"/> <variable name="proteinSynthesisRate" initial_value="" public_interface="out" units="moles_per_second"/> <variable name="time" initial_value="" public_interface="in" units="second"/>

Failed to parse (Missing texvc executable; please see math/README to configure.): <apply id="proteinSynthesisRate"> <eq/> <ci>proteinSynthesisRate</ci> <apply> <times/> <ci>proteinSynthesisRatePermRNA</ci> <ci>nb_mRNA</ci> </apply> </apply> <apply id="rate of change of mRNA"> <eq/> <apply> <diff/> <bvar> <ci>time</ci> </bvar> <ci>nb_mRNA</ci> </apply> <apply> <minus/> <ci>mRNAsynthesisRate</ci> <apply> <times/> <ci>mRNAdegradationRate</ci> <ci>nb_mRNA</ci> </apply> </apply> </apply>


<import xmlns:xlink=""

     <units name="moles_per_second" units_ref="moles_per_second"/> 
     <units name="per_second"       units_ref="per_second"/>


</model> </syntax>


  • trying to unified the interface between the quasi steady state approximation on the mRNA level and its fully dynamic simulation
  • I try to encapsulate the mRNA dynamic inside the RBS component so it can deliver a 'synthesis-rate' flow to the downstream protein element. This way it would be the same interface a the Promoter_RBS_Coupled element.
  • Don't know if it is possible to define a system of ODEs in the MathML description part of the component ???
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