Author(s): Bortz WM nd
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Abstract Metabolism represents the nexus of fundamental physical forces, which while present in all structure and function require new explanatory emergent principles, which, so far, cannot be predicted or derived solely from description of chemistry and physics. Metabolism is essentially concerned with the transduction of energy flows with respect to time, space, and matter. Language models and metaphors contribute to construction of scientific explanation within biology. The concept of a metabolic field yields a deeper, broader, more quantitative integrated theoretical framework leading to novel predictive models of systems biology. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Med Hypotheses
and referenced in Metabolomics:Open Access