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Overview

Metabolic engineering is an emerging, interdisciplinary field with applications to the production of chemicals, fuels, materials, and pharmaceuticals. The field's novelty lies in the integration of the techniques of molecular biology with the tools of mathematical analysis, to help elucidate metabolic flux control and rational selection of targets for genetic modification. By providing a rigorous description of cell physiology, metabolic engineering also facilitates functional genomics. Its primary objective is to identify specific genetic and environmental manipulations that lead to enhancement of yield and productivity of biotechnological processes, or the overall improvement of cellular properties.
Key elements of the book include pathway integration and consideration of metabolic flux as a fundamental determinant of cell physiology. Metabolic Engineering keeps mathematical complexity to a minimum ,and provides sidebars as additional background on various mathematical operations. Computational tools for pathway analysis are described, and a glossary of biological terms facilitates use of the book by a broad audience of biochemists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, and biochemical/biomedical engineers.

Audience: Microbial physiologists, chemical engineers, biochemists, and biotechnologists who work on the application of molecular techniques to the alteration of cell cultures and microorganisms. Advanced graduate-level courses in biochemical engineering.

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A detailed exploration of the interdisciplinary field of metabolic engineering, including its applications to the production of chemicals, fuels, materials, and pharmaceuticals. The focus is on metabolism, but the concepts of pathway analysis are broad and are generally applicable to other types of reaction sequences, including those involved in protein expression and post-translational modification or in signal transduction pathways. Sidebars address on various mathematical operations as well as computational tools for pathway analysis. For graduate or advanced undergraduate level students, ideally but not necessarily with prior exposure to an introductory biochemistry course. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126662603
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 748
  • Product dimensions: 1.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Stephanopoulos is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. from the National Technical University of Athens, his M.S. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of the California Institute of Technology, where he served as Assistant and Associate Professor until 1985. In 1985 he was appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT where he has been ever since.Stephanopoulos' work has appeared in more than 150 publications and 7 patents. He has been recognized with the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholar Award (1982), Excellence in Teaching Award (1984), and Technical Achievement Award of the AIChE (1984). He has been a Presidential Young Investigator and the Chairman of the Food Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1992). In 1992 he was a Visiting Professor at the International Research Center for Biotechnology at Osaka University and was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 1996 he chaired the first Conference on Metabolic Engineering and gave the inaugural Bayer Lecture on Biochemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He was honored with the FPBE Division Award at AIChE in 1997.
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Table of Contents

The Essence of Metabolic Engineering. Review of Cellular Metabolism. Comprehensive Models for Cellular Reactions. Material Balances and Data Consistency. Regulation of Metabolic Pathways. Examples of Pathway Manipulations: Metabolic Engineering in Practice. Metabolic Pathway Synthesis. Metabolic Flux Analysis. Methods for the Experimental Determination of Metabolic Fluxes by Isotope Labeling. Applications of Metabolic Flux Analysis. Metabolic Control Analysis. Analysis of Structure of Metabolic Networks. Flux Analysis of Metabolic Networks. Thermodynamics of Cellular Processes. Glossary. Subject Index.
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