- Reaction schemes can be created by operations that are similar to using a drawing tool
The reaction scheme representing the metabolic pathways can be created by connecting reactant symbols that indicate reactants and reaction step symbols that indicate reaction steps with lines. A wide variety of editing functions (cut, copy, paste, undo, and so on) are also provided.
- Reaction schemes can be created that contain a combination of the mass action law and the steady-state approximations of enzyme kinetics
Reaction schemes can be created that combine detailed models based on the mass action law along with the steady-state approximations of enzyme kinetics such as Michaelis–Menten equation. The major steady-state approximations of enzyme kinetics are provided as standard reaction step symbols.
- Kinetic equations, algebraic equations, and events can be defined and cutomized as user-defined symbols
Kinetic equations representing unknown kinetic mechanisms can be defined and customized as user-defined symbols for representing unknown kinetic mechanisms. Algebraic equations and events in SBML can be alse defined and customized as user-defined symbols for calculating values based on algebraic rules and occurring events such as resetting parameters when a specific trigger equation is satisfied.
- Automatic derivation of mass balance equations and automatic simulation
WinBEST-KIT can be automatically performed the derivation of mass balance equations representing a created reaction scheme. User also does not need to be aware of the numerical calculation methods or programming language.
- High-speed simulations using a compiler
The numerical calculations can be performed using an external compiler.
- Wide variety of analysis functions
WinBEST-KIT provides a wide variety of analysis functions, regular time-course simulation, parameter estimation, parameter scanning, and a real-time simulation named Virtual Lab. The analysis results that can be displayed include time-course graphs, phase plane diagrams, numerical data, and mass balance equations.
- Import from / Export to SBML models
SBML is a standardized file format for exchanging models describing biochemical reaction networks, which has been adopted by about 300 applications today. WinBEST-KIT also support SBML. Users can analyze and publish SBML models.
- Export to MATLAB m-files
A created reaction schemes in WinBEST-KIT can be exported to MATLAB m-files that allows the users to compare the simulation results with this famous numerical simulation application.