technical report Inferring rate coefficents of biochemical reactions from noisy data with KInfer


Dynamical models of inter- and intra-cellular processes contain the rate constants of the biochemical reactions. These kinetic parameters are often not accessible directly through experiments, but they can be inferred from time-resolved data. Time resolved data, that is, measurements of reactant concentration at series of time points, are usually affected by different types of error, whose source can be both experimental and biological. The noise in the input data makes the estimation of the model parameters a very difficult task, as if the inference method is not sufficiently robust to the noise, the resulting estimates are not reliable. Therefore "noise-robust" methods that estimate rate constants with the maximum precision and accuracy are needed. In this report we present the probabilistic generative model of parameter inference implemented by the software prototype KInfer and we show the ability of this tool of estimating the rate coefficients of models of biochemical network with a good accuracy even from very noisy input data.

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P. Lecca,  A. Palmisano,  C. Priami