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An analysis of a ‘community-driven’ reconstruction of the human metabolic network (2013)

Swainston, N., Mendes, P, Kell, D.B.

A community-driven global reconstruction of human metabolism (Thiele et al. 2013) described a much improved ‘community consensus’ reconstruction of the human metabolic network, called Recon 2, and the authors (that include the present ones) have made it freely available via a database at and in SBML format at Biomodels ( This short analysis summarises the main findings, and suggests some approaches that will be able to exploit the availability of this model to advantage. 

Metabolomics (2013) 9:757764. doi: 10.1007/s11306-013-0564-3   


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