Date of Original Version
M. Heiner and A.M. Uhrmacher (Eds.): CMSB 2008, LNBI 5307, pp. 231–250, 2008.
Abstract or Table of Contents
We present an algorithm, called BioLab, for verifying temporal properties of rule-based models of cellular signalling networks. BioLab models are encoded in the BioNetGen language, and properties are expressed as formulae in probabilistic bounded linear temporal logic. Temporal logic is a formalism for representing and reasoning about propositions qualified in terms of time. Properties are then verified using sequential hypothesis testing on executions generated using stochastic simulation. BioLab is optimal, in the sense that it generates the minimum number of executions necessary to verify the given property. BioLab also provides guarantees on the probability of it generating Type-I (i.e., false-positive) and Type-II (i.e., false-negative) errors. Moreover, these error bounds are pre-specified by the user. We demonstrate BioLab by verifying stochastic effects and bistability in the dynamics of the T-cell receptor signaling network.