Chaotic dynamics and fractal space in biochemistry: Simplicity underlies complexity

Miguel A. Aon, Sonia Cortassa, David Lloyd

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In this work we attempt to analyze the coupling between the dynamics of biochemical reactions (especially chaotic dynamics), and the geometry of cytoarchitecture (especially fractal ultrastructure), because of its importance and consequences for the ultradian dynamic behaviour of cells. Fractal geometry in intracellular macromolecular assemblies suggests that chaotic dynamics occur during their organization. Non-linear interactions in and between spatial and temporal domains and over wide ranges of scales underlie the emergent properties of complex biological systems. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages7
JournalCell Biology International
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Chaos
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Dynamics
  • Fractals
  • Homeodynamics
  • Metabolism
  • Percolation clusters
  • Signal transduction
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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