Small Molecules - Cellular Homeostasis [METABOLOMICS & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY]
How can bioinformatics tools be employed to examine flow of molecules within pathways?
- 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.