This is supplementary material for:
K. Tsaneva-Atanasova, C. L. Zimliki, R. Bertram, and A. Sherman, 2006. Diffusion of calcium and metabolites in pancreatic islets: Killing oscillat ions with a pitchfork, Biophys. J., 90:3434--3446. [PubMed]
The models in this paper show that oscillations can be killed by a pitchfork bifurcation when cells are coupled through the slow negative feedback variable, which is calcium, for a simple electrical oscillator, and G6P, for a glycolytic oscillator.
R. Bertram, L. Satin, M. Zhang, P. Smolen, and A. Sherman. 2004.
Calcium and glycolysis mediate multiple bursting modes in
Biophys. J., 87:3074-3087.
Note error in the published legend, which referred to the wrong figure in the above paper.) .
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