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Fig. 1 | BMC Systems Biology

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From: Making life difficult for Clostridium difficile: augmenting the pathogen’s metabolic model with transcriptomic and codon usage data for better therapeutic target characterization

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Framework for modeling the metabolism of C.difficile. The updated metabolic network of the bacterium was used to create a metabolic model that was assessed using sensitivity and robustness analyses. Integrating gene expression and codon usage data yielded context-specific metabolic models that were evaluated against biological rationale and found fit for clinical applications. The augmented metabolic models were then used to identify potential therapeutic targets using gene essentiality analysis, PoSA, and flux control coefficient calculations

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