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Publications by Athel Cornish-Bowden

This page lists the publications of Athel Cornish-Bowden on metabolic circularity and the nature of a living system (2003–present).

J: Metabolic Circularity and the Nature of Life

J1. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2003) Metabolic analysis in drug design: complex, or just complicated? in Molecular Informatics: Confronting Complexity (ed. M. G. Hicks & C. Kettner) Beilstein Institute, Frankfurt, pp. 95–107 [ Download PDF ]

J2. A. Cornish-Bowden, M. L. Cárdenas, J.-C. Letelier, J. Soto-Andrade & F. Guíñez Abarzúa (2004) Understanding the parts in terms of the whole Biol. Cell. 96, 713–717 [ Download PDF ]

J3. J.-C. Letelier, J. Soto-Andrade, F. Guíñez Abarzúa, A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas, (2004) Metabolic closure in (M,R) systems in Artificial Life IX (ed. J. Pollack, M. Bedau, P. Husbands, T. Ikegami, R. A. Watson) MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 255–263. [ Download PDF ]

J4. A. Cornish-Bowden (2005) Making systems biology work in the 21st century Genome Biology 6, 317 [ Download PDF ]

J5. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2005) Systems biology may work when we learn to understand the parts in terms of the whole Biochem. Soc. Trans. 33, 516–519 [ Download PDF ]

J6. J.-C. Letelier, T. Kuboyama, H. Yasuda, M. L. Cárdenas & A. Cornish-Bowden (2005) A self-referential equation, f(f) = f, obtained using the theory of (M,R) systems: overview and applications in Algebraic Biology 2005 (ed. H. Anai and K. Horimoto) Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, pp. 115–126. [ Download PDF ]

J7. J.-C. Letelier, J. Soto-Andrade, F. Guíñez Abarzúa, A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2006) Organizational invariance and metabolic closure: analysis in terms of (M,R) systems J. theor. Biol. 238, 949–961 [ Download PDF ]

J8. A. Cornish-Bowden (2006) Putting the Systems back into Systems Biology Persp. Biol. Med. 49, 475–489 [ Download PDF ]

J9. A. Cornish-Bowden, M. L. Cárdenas, J.-C. Letelier & J. Soto-Andrade (2007) Beyond reductionism: metabolic circularity as a guiding vision for a real biology of systems Proteomics, 7, 839–845 [ Download PDF ]

J10. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2007) Organizational invariance in (M,R) systems Chemistry and Biodiversity, 4, 2396–2406 [ Download PDF ]

J10a. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2007) Vertical integration from omics to the whole organism in Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition (ed. I. Ortigues-Marty, N. Miraux & W. Brand-Williams) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, pp. 463–472 [Text in full] [ Download PDF ]

J11. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2007) Bringing chemistry to life: what does it mean to be alive? in Molecular Interactions: Bringing Chemistry to Life (ed. M. G. Hicks & C. Kettner) Beilstein Institute, Frankfurt, pp. 27–39 [ Download PDF ]

J12. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2008) Self-organization at the origin of life J. theor. Biol. 252, 379–387 [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.07.035

J13. A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2009) Catalysis at the origin of life viewed in the light of the (M,R) systems of Robert Rosen in Systems Chemistry (ed. M. G. Hicks & C. Kettner) Beilstein Institute, Frankfurt, pp. 21–32 [ Download PDF ]

J14. M. L. Cárdenas, J.-C. Letelier, C. Gutierrez, A. Cornish-Bowden & J. Soto-Andrade (2010) Closure to efficient causation, computability and artificial life J. Theor. Biol. 263, 79–92 [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.11.010

J15. G. Piedrafita, F. Montero, F. Morán, M. L. Cárdenas & A. Cornish-Bowden (2010) A simple self-maintaining metabolic system: robustness, autocatalysis, bistability PLoS Comp. Biol. 6, e1000872 [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000872

J16. S. Jaramillo, R. Honorato-Zimmer, U. Pereira, D. Contreras, B. Reynaert, V. Hernández, J. Soto-Andrade, M. L. Cárdenas, A. Cornish-Bowden & J. C. Letelier (2010) (M,R) systems and RAF sets: common ideas, tools and projections Proc. ALIFE XII Conf. (Proceedings of the ALIFE XII Conference, Odense Denmark, August 2010), pp. 94–124 [ Download PDF ]

J17. J.-C. Letelier, M. L. Cárdenas & A. Cornish-Bowden (2011) From L’Homme Machine to metabolic closure: steps towards understanding life J. Theor. Biol. 286, 100–113 [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.06.033

J18. G. Piedrafita, A. Cornish-Bowden, F. Morán & F. Montero (2012) Size matters: influence of stochasticity on the self-maintenance of a simple model of metabolic closure J. Theor. Biol. 300, 143–151 [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.013

J19. G. Piedrafita, K. Ruiz-Mirazo, P.-A. Monnard, A. Cornish-Bowden & F. Montero (2012) Viability conditions for a compartmentalized protometabolic system: a semi-empirical approach PLoS ONE 7, e39480 [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1371/journal.pone.0039480

J20. A. Cornish-Bowden, G. Piedrafita, F. Morán, M. L. Cárdenas & F. Montero (2013) Simulating a model of metabolic closure Biol. Theory 8, 383–390. [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1007/s13752-013-0132-0

J21. M. L. Cárdenas, G. Piedrafita, F. Montero & A. Cornish-Bowden (2013) ¿Qué es la vida? (What is life?) SEBBM No. 175 (March 2013), 14–17 [ Download PDF ] (in Spanish)

J22. A. Cornish-Bowden (2015) Tibor Gánti and Robert Rosen: contrasting approaches to the same problem J. Theor. Biol. 381, 6–10 [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.05.015

J24. A. Cornish-Bowden and M. L. Cárdenas (2017) Life before LUCA J. Theor. Biol. 434, 68–74 [Mulitienzyme systems (MLC), Mu49 and Life (AJCB), J24] [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.05.023

J23. M. L. Cárdenas, S. Benomar and A. Cornish-Bowden (2018) Rosennean complexity and its relevance to ecology Ecological Complexity 35, 13–24 [ Download PDF ] [ DOI link ] 10.1016/j.ecocom.2017.04.005