Regulation and Control of Metabolism
Metabolism involves not just single biochemical reactions, but coordinated networks of reactions. These networks are usually remarkably well-regulated, keeping close to a set-point, a steady-state or dynamic equilibrium in most healthy organisms. Substantial deviation from that set-point may betoken disease or some other extraordinary circumstance. On the other hand, biotechnologists may want to manipulate an organism to overproduce a desirable product, controlling its metabolism to deviate from the normal set-point. Groen and Westerhoff  have listed four questions that theories of metabolic control should answer
KeywordsMetabolic Network Forward Rate Phase Plot Flux Control Linear Pathway
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