Structural and Functional Analysis of Cellular Networks
CellNetAnalyzer (CNA) is a package for MATLAB and provides a comprehensive and user-friendly environment for structural and functional analysis of biochemical networks. CNA facilitates the analysis of metabolic (stoichiometric) as well as signaling and regulatory networks solely on their network topology, i.e. independent of kinetic mechanisms and parameters. CNA provides a powerful collection of tools and algorithms for structural network analysis which can be started in a menu-controlled manner within interactive network maps. Recently, API functionalities have been added to enable interested users to call algorithms of CNA from external programs. Applications of CNA can be found in systems biology, biotechnology, metabolic engineering, pharmacology, microbiology, chemical engineering.
CellNetAnalyzer is the successor and further development of FluxAnalyzer. The latter was originally developed for structural analysis of mass-flow (metabolic) networks; CNA extends FluxAnalyzer with a framework for signal-flow networks.