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From: Bringing metabolic networks to life: integration of kinetic, metabolic, and proteomic data

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Data integration pipeline. A metabolic network (A) is translated into a kinetic model. The model parameters are described by statistical distributions. Experimental values of enzyme parameters (B) are used to obtain a first, kinetics-based distribution of enzyme parameters (D). A fit to metabolic data (C) such as metabolite and enzyme concentrations and metabolic fluxes leads to a second, metabolics-based, distribution of system parameters (thermodynamic and kinetic parameters) and state parameters (metabolite and enzyme concentrations) (E). The system parameters describe the enzymatic reactions in general and remain constant for a given cell; fluxes and concentrations can fluctuate and depend on specific states of the cell; however, integrating metabolic data from several experiments can also improve the fit of kinetic parameters.

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