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Title: In silico genome-scale modeling and analysis for identifying anti-tubercular drug targets
Authors: Lee, D.-Y. 
Chung, B.K.S.
Yusufi, F.N.K.
Selvarasu, S.
Keywords: anti-tubercular drug targets
constraints-based flux analysis
genome-scale metabolic model
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Source: Lee, D.-Y., Chung, B.K.S., Yusufi, F.N.K., Selvarasu, S. (2011-03). In silico genome-scale modeling and analysis for identifying anti-tubercular drug targets. Drug Development Research 72 (2) : 121-129. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the deadly pathogen responsible for causing tuberculosis in humans, continuing to infect and kill millions of people globally. Despite the availability of a number of anti-tuberculosis drugs and advances in high-throughput drug discovery technology there is an urgent need for designing novel anti-tubercular treatments due to growing parasite resistance and compromised immune systems in some patients. Therefore, it is highly necessary to develop systematic approaches that can facilitate the drug discovery by identification of drug targets in effective and efficient ways. In this sense, with the availability of whole genome sequence, application of genome-scale modeling is becoming increasingly important for deriving rational drug target identification. This approach is indeed powerful in unraveling the metabolic behavior of pathogens and helps in identifying most relevant metabolites/genes as drug targets, which are experimentally testable. Herein, we present a review on the application of genome-scale modeling and analysis in the context of identification of anti-tubercular drug targets. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Source Title: Drug Development Research
ISSN: 02724391
DOI: 10.1002/ddr.20408
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