Commit 68c02401 authored by Miroslav Kratochvil's avatar Miroslav Kratochvil
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demonstrate screen() in README

Fixes #457
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"R_TALA" => 1.49698
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#### Model variant processing
The main feature of COBREXA.jl is the ability to easily specify and process
many analyses at once, in parallel. Let's see how the organism would perform if
some reactions were disabled:
# convert to a model type that is easy to modify
m = convert(StandardModel, m)
# find the model objective value if oxygen and carbon dioxide transports are disabled
[], # no modifications
[with_changed_bound("O2t", lower=0.0, upper=0.0)], # disable oxygen
[with_changed_bound("CO2t", lower=0.0, upper=0.0)], # disable CO2
[with_changed_bound("O2t", lower=0.0, upper=0.0),
with_changed_bound("CO2t", lower=0.0, upper=0.0)], # disable both
analysis = x -> flux_balance_analysis_dict(x, Tulip.Optimizer)["BIOMASS_Ecoli_core_w_GAM"],
You should receive a result showing that missing oxygen transport makes the
biomass production much harder:
4-element Vector{Float64}:
Most importantly, such analyses can be easily specified by automatically
generating long lists of the modifications to apply to the model, and
# load the task distribution package, add several worker nodes, and load
# COBREXA and the solver on the nodes
using Distributed
@everywhere using COBREXA, Tulip
# get a list of the workers
worker_list = workers()
# run the processing in parallel for many model variants
res = screen(m,
# specify one variant for each reaction in the model, with that reaction knocked out
[with_changed_bound(reaction_id, lower=0.0, upper=0.0)]
for reaction_id in reactions(m)
analysis = model -> begin
# we need to check if the model even found a feasible solution, which
# may not be the case if we knock out important reactions
sol = flux_balance_analysis_dict(model, Tulip.Optimizer)
isnothing(sol) ? nothing : sol["BIOMASS_Ecoli_core_w_GAM"]
# run the screening in parallel on all workers from the list
workers = worker_list,
In result, you should get a long list of the biomass production for each
reaction knockout. Let's decorate it with reaction names:
Dict(reactions(m) .=> res)
...which should output an easily accessible dictionary with all the objective
values named, giving a quick overview of which reactions are critical for the
model organism to create biomass:
Dict{String, Union{Nothing, Float64}} with 95 entries:
"ACALD" => 0.873922
"PTAr" => 0.873922
"ALCD2x" => 0.873922
"PDH" => 0.796696
"PYK" => 0.864926
"CO2t" => 0.46167
"EX_nh4_e" => 1.44677e-15
"MALt2_2" => 0.873922
"CS" => 2.44779e-14
"PGM" => 1.04221e-15
"TKT1" => 0.864759
### Testing the installation
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