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Kleene's Theorem and the Solution of Metabolic Carbon Labeling Systems

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Kleene's Theorem and the Solution of Metabolic Carbon Labeling Systems
: Carbon Labeling Systems (CLS) are large equation systems that describe the dynamics of labeled carbon atoms in a metabolic network. The rapid solution of these systems is the algorithmic backbone of 13 C Metabolic Flux Analysis (MFA) which has become one of the most widely used tools in Metabolic Engineering. A new algorithm is presented for the solution of CLS which is not based on iteration schemes or numerical linear algebra methods but on path tracing of labeled particles. It is shown that the set of all paths from the system input to the internal network nodes directly gives the clue to an explicit solution of CLS. The promising potential of this new solution algorithm are outlined. 1 Metabolic Flux Analysis In recent years Metabolic Flux Analysis (MFA) by using 13 C isotopes has become one of the most widely used tools in Metabolic Engineering [Wi01, W02]. MFA allows to determine quantitatively all fluxes in the central metabolism of a micro organism or higher cell. The metabo...
Nicole Isermann, Michael Weitzel, Wolfgang Wiecher
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where GCB
Authors Nicole Isermann, Michael Weitzel, Wolfgang Wiechert
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