Oscillations in Metabolic Reaction Networks

Application ID: 99781

Oscillating chemical reactions were long thought to simply not exist in homogeneous solution, and even the poster child, the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, met such an initial skepticism, that even though it was discovered in 1951, it took almost 20 years for it to gain widespread fame. Since this seminal discovery, many more oscillating reaction networks have been discovered, and this model studies the oscillatory behavior of a key part of glycolysis, the ubiquitous metabolic pathway common to a large part of the living organisms on earth.

Learn more in the accompanying blog post: How to Model Metabolic Reaction Networks with COMSOL®

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: