Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 379873, 16 pages
Research Article

Complexity on Acute Myeloid Leukemia mRNA Transcript Variant

Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy

Received 10 January 2011; Accepted 18 February 2011

Academic Editor: Cristian Toma

Copyright © 2011 Carlo Cattani and Gaetano Pierro. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper deals with the sequence analysis of acute myeloid leukemia mRNA. Six transcript variants of mlf1 mRNA, with more than 2000 bps, are analyzed by focusing on the autocorrelation of each distribution. Through the correlation matrix, some patches and similarities are singled out and commented, with respect to similar distributions. The comparison of Kolmogorov fractal dimension will be also given in order to classify the six variants. The existence of a fractal shape, patterns, and symmetries are discussed as well.