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Discovering control mechanisms: The controllers of dynein

Bechtel, William (2021) Discovering control mechanisms: The controllers of dynein. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Most of the accounts of discovery by the new mechanists have focused on production mechanisms—mechanisms that perform the work required to produce a phenomenon. Production mechanisms are often subject to regulation by many control mechanisms that operate on the components of production mechanisms in response to conditions in an organism or its environment. Using the example of the control of the molecular motor dynein, this paper examines one process by which such control mechanisms are discovered: starting from the identification of additional components required to produce the phenomenon but which do not contribute directly to the work of producing that phenomenon, researchers investigate both how these components act on the production mechanism and do so in response to measurements of conditions relevant to the operation of the controlled mechanism.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Bechtel, Williambechtel@ucsd.edu
Keywords: Scientific discovery; Production mechanisms; Control mechanisms; Dynein
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Molecular Neuroscience
Depositing User: Professor William Bechtel
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 04:13
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 04:13
Item ID: 19811
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Molecular Neuroscience
Date: 4 November 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19811

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