Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics

Research Article

Network thermodynamics: dynamic modelling of biophysical systems

George F. Ostera1, Alan S. Perelsona2 and Aharon Katchalskya3

a1 Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

a2 Group in Biophysics and Medical Physics, Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

a3 Polymer Department, Weizman Institute of Science, and Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

The success of equilibrium thermodynamics in describing static phenomena has inspired many attempts to develop a rigorous thermodynamics of rate processes.