FindPath: a Matlab solution for in silico design of synthetic metabolic pathways

Gilles Vieira, Marc Carnicer, Jean Charles Portais, Stéphanie Heux

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SUMMARY: Several methods and computational tools have been developed to design novel metabolic pathways. A major challenge is evaluating the metabolic efficiency of the designed pathways in the host organism. Here we present FindPath, a unified system to predict and rank possible pathways according to their metabolic efficiency in the cellular system. This tool uses a chemical reaction database to generate possible metabolic pathways and exploits constraint-based models (CBMs) to identify the most efficient synthetic pathway to achieve the desired metabolic function in a given host microorganism. FindPath can be used with common tools for CBM manipulation and uses the standard SBML format for both input and output files.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2986-2988
Number of pages3
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


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