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Researchers at Kyushu Institute of Technology Report New Data on Biochemistry

March 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Biochemistry. According to news originating from Fukuoka, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In systems biology, computer simulation of the biochemical networks of a microbial cell is a powerful method to predict their function and phenotype under different culture conditions and genetic modifications. Construction of a virtual microbe, a generic mathematical model of cell growth and metabolism, can be an ambitious but realistic project."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Kyushu Institute of Technology, "It would enable the rational design of a biochemical network to enhance the production of useful metabolites and proteins. However, there exist critical problems, such as parameter uncertainty, mechanism complexity and high dimensionality of the model."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We would like to review the dynamic models of the biochemical networks with their problems, providing insight into developing a virtual microbe."

For more information on this research see: Dynamic Modeling of Metabolic and Gene Regulatory Systems toward Developing Virtual Microbes. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 2014;47(1):1-9. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan can be contacted at: Soc Chemical Eng Japan, Kyoritsu Building4-16-19 Kohinata, Bunkyo Ku Tokyo, 112, Japan (see also Biochemistry).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from H. Kurata, Kyushu Inst Technol, Biomed Informat R&D Center, Iizuka, Fukuoka 8208502, Japan. Additional authors for this research include K. Maeda and Y. Matsuoka.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Fukuoka, Biochemical, Biochemistry

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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