Expanding the Concepts and Tools of Metabolic Engineering to Elucidate Cancer Metabolism [Free Journal Article]

Expanding the Concepts and Tools of Metabolic Engineering to Elucidate Cancer Metabolism [Free Journal Article]
March 5, 2013

Abstract

The metabolic engineer's toolbox, comprising stable isotope tracers, flux estimation and analysis, pathway identification, and pathway kinetics and regulation, among other techniques, has long been used to elucidate and quantify pathways primarily in the context of engineering microbes for producing small molecules of interest. Recently, these tools are increasingly finding use in cancer biology due to their unparalleled capacity for quantifying intracellular metabolism of mammalian cells. 

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