Flux visualization using VANTED/FluxMap

Christian Krach, Astrid Junker, Hendrik Rohn, Falk Schreiber, Bjorn Junker

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The calculation of metabolic fluxes has been shown to be a valuable asset in systems biology. Several
procedures are commonly used to achieve this. Flux balance analyses or metabolic flux analyses usually result in a list of reaction rates (fluxes) provided in a spreadsheet format. This makes it difficult to quickly assess general characteristics of the solution. A fast and easy mapping of these results to a graphical map template facilitates an easy visual data inspection. Here, we describe a protocol that helps in setting up user-specific network templates, mapping flux results to it, and creating multiple exportable flux maps at one time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetabolic Flux Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsJens O. Kromer, Lars K. Nielsen, Lars M. Blank
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Pages225 - 233
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781493911707
ISBN (Print)9781493911691
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Visualization
  • FluxMap
  • Java
  • Automation

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