Development of computational models of cAMP signaling

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1294:203-17. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2537-7_16.


Despite the growing evidence defining the cAMP signaling network as a master regulator of cellular function in a number of tissues, regulatory feedback loops, signal compartmentalization, as well as cross-talk with other signaling pathways make understanding the emergent properties of cAMP cellular action a daunting task. Dynamical models of signaling that combine quantitative rigor with molecular details can contribute valuable mechanistic insight into the complexity of intracellular cAMP signaling by complementing and guiding experimental efforts. In this chapter, we review the development of cAMP computational models. We describe how features of the cAMP network can be represented and review the types of experimental data useful in modeling cAMP signaling. We also compile a list of published cAMP models that can aid in the development of novel dynamical models of cAMP signaling.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Cyclic AMP / metabolism*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Cyclic AMP