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How can bioinformatics tools be employed to examine flow of molecules within pathways?

Topic

Small Molecules - Cellular Homeostasis [METABOLOMICS & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY]

Framing Question

How can bioinformatics tools be employed to examine flow of molecules within pathways?

Learning Objectives

  • Perform a GO analysis to identify the pathways relevant to a set of genes (e.g., identified by a transcriptomic study or a proteomic experiment).
  • Use the KEGG pathway database to look up the interaction network of a pathway.
  • Interpret the data from experiments (e.g., mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc.) to determine levels of small molecule metabolites.

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