E-cell project: towards computer modeling of the whole cell

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The E-CELL System (http://www.e-cell.org) is a genetic software package developed, to model not only metabolic pathways but also other higher-order cellular processes such as protein synthesis and signal transduction. Using the system, we have successfully constructed a virtual cell with 127 genes sufficient for 'self-support'. The gene set was selected from the genome of Mycoplasma genitalium, and the metabolisms include transcription, translation, membrane transport, the glycolysis pathway for energy production, and the phospholipid biosynthesis pathway or membrane structure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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  • Biomedical Engineering

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