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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21190480, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278442


Abstract The evolution of species is inevitably accompanied by the evolution of metabolic networks to adapt to different environments. The metabolic networks of different species were collected from the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) website, and some enzyme reactions with the highest occurrence frequency in all species were found and are reported in this paper. The correlation coefficients of whether the enzyme reactions appear in all species were calculated, and the corresponding evolutionary correlation connection networks were calculated according to different correlation coefficient thresholds. These studies show that, as the evolutionary correlation of enzyme reactions increases, the weighted average of the mean functional concentration ratios of the enzyme reactions also increases, indicating that the functional concentration ratio of enzyme reactions has a certain correlation with the evolutionary correlation. The work presented in this paper enhances our understanding of the characteristics and general rules of metabolic network evolution.

Enzyme Activation , Metabolic Networks and Pathways , Adaptation, Biological , Metabolism
Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 62: e19180071, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055371


Abstract 13C metabolic flux analysis (13C-MFA) has achieved increasing significance in quantitative metabolic system analysis in recent years. In 13C metabolic flux analysis, 13C-FLUX software is a major analytical tool. The software's input script is primarily expressed in textual form without visual presentation of the structure of the entire metabolic network, thus error-prone in manual input. To solve this problem, we have developed a visual FTBL generator (VFG, available at in a Google or Firefox browser)for MFA that eliminates the tedious, error-prone text entry mode and provides a user-friendly graphical interface and simple visual reaction generation functions.

Database , Metabolic Networks and Pathways , Metabolic Flux Analysis , Data Visualization
Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 59: e16150429, 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-951303


Metabolic network alignments enable comparison of the similarities and differences between pathways in two metabolic networks and help to uncover the conserved sub-blocks therein. Such analysis is important in the understanding of metabolic networks and species evolution. The fundamental parts of metabolic network alignment algorithms all involve comparisons of the similarity between two enzymes as a similarity measure of network nodes. As a result, the study of methods for measuring enzyme similarity becomes highly relevant. Currently, two approaches are mainly used to measure enzyme similarity. One of the methods is based on similarity measures of gene or protein sequences; the other is based on enzyme classification. In this study, multiple metabolic network alignments were performed using both the methods. The results showed that, in general, the sequence similarity method yielded higher accuracy, especially with respect to reflecting evolutionary distances.