Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Today, there is evidence that the cAMP-dependent kinases (PKA) are not the only intracellular receptors involved in intracellular cAMP signalling in eukaryotes. Other cAMP-binding proteins have been recently identified, including some cyclic nucleotide-gated channels and Epac (exchange protein directly activated by cAMP) proteins. All these proteins bind cAMP through conserved cyclic nucleotide monophosphate-binding domains. However, all putative cAMP-binding proteins having such domains, as revealed by computer analysis, do not necessarily bind cAMP, indicating that their presence is not a sufficient criteria to predict cAMP-binding property for a protein.