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Model-Guided Identification of Gene Deletion Targets for Metabolic Engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  • Ana Rita Brochado
  • Kiran Raosaheb PatilEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1152)

Abstract

Identification of metabolic engineering strategies for rerouting intracellular fluxes towards a desired product is often a challenging task owing to the topological and regulatory complexity of metabolic networks. Genome-scale metabolic models help tackling this complexity through systematic consideration of mass balance and reaction directionality constraints over the entire network. Here, we describe how genome-scale metabolic models can be used for identifying gene deletion targets leading to increased production of the desired product. Vanillin production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used as a case study throughout this chapter.

Key words

Metabolic engineering Genome-scale metabolic reconstructions Flux balance analysis OptGene Minimization of metabolic adjustment Minimization of metabolite balance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genome Biology UnitEuropean Molecular Biology LaboratoryHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Stuctural and Computational BiologyEuropean Molecular Biology LaboratoryHeidelbergGermany

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