TABLE 3.

Subsystem characteristics and pathway calculation results for H. pylori indicating the total number of extreme pathways in each subsystema

SubsystemNo. of reactionsNo. of fluxesNo. of metabolitesNo. of extreme pathways of type:Total no. of pathwaysPathway/flux ratioTotal no. of H. influenzaee pathways
InternalExternalIIIIII
A75976511436121580.2365
C3455384850117680.5583
L5062337611112240.1336
N68105498651836950.38764
T861291221541023201250.42210
V7580451131615220.1421
  • a Abbreviations for subsystems: A, amino acid biosynthesis and degradation; C, central or core metabolism; L, lipid and cell envelope biosynthesis; N, nucleotide biosynthesis and degradation; T, transport and energy-redox metabolism, (V) vitamin and cofactor biosynthesis. Pathways are classified according to the scheme presented in reference,63 wherein the primary metabolic pathways of functional significance are those of type I.