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Petri nets for steady state analysis of metabolic systems

 
: Voss, K.; Heiner, M.; Koch, I.

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Studies in health technology and informatics 162 (2011), S.56-76
ISSN: 0926-9630
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

Abstract
Computer assisted analysis and simulation of biochemical pathways can improve the understanding of the structure and the dynamics of cell processes considerably. The construction and quantitative analysis of kinetic models is often impeded by the lack of reliable data. However, as the topological structure of biochemical systems can be regarded to remain constant in time, a qualitative analysis of a pathway model was shown to be quite promising as it can render a lot of useful knowledge, e. g., about its structural invariants. The topic of this paper are pathways whose substances have reached a dynamic concentration equilibrium (steady state). It is argued that appreciated tools from biochemistry and also low-level Petri nets can yield only part of the desired results, whereas executable high-level net models lead to a number of valuable additional insights by combining symbolic analysis and simulation.

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