What's new to Guide to PHARMACOLOGY


We are pleased to annouce the first beta-release (v1.0) of the IUPHAR Guide to IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY (GtoImmuPdb). A Wellcome Trust-funded extension to the existing GtoPdb, aiming to improve data exchange between immunology and pharmacology. Please visit the new GtoImmuPdb Portal for more info and to browse the data.

Latest database release, version 2017.4

Our 4th database release of 2017 was published on 23rd May 2017. This contains updates to the following target families:
    -  Glucagon receptor family
    -  Melanin-concentrating hormone receptors
    -  Neuromedin U receptors
    -  Epithelial sodium channels (ENaC)

Celebrating >20 years of Servier support

Servier, a mid-size French Pharmaceutical company, has a long history in pharmacology, and has supported NC-IUPHAR for >20 years with unrestricted educational grants which have permitted the Paris meetings and thus progress of the database.

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Recent Publications

IUPHAR review article on The Arg-Phe-amide peptide 26RFa/QRFP and its Receptor

Leprince J, Bagnol D, Bureau R, Fukusumi S, Granata R, Hinuma S, Larhammar D, Primeaux S, Santos JSO, Tsutsui K, Ukena K, Vaudry H. (2017) Br J Pharmacol. doi: 10.1111/bph.13907. [Epub ahead of print]

IUPHAR review article on immunopharmacology of systemic autoimmune diseases

Ishii M. (2017) Br J Pharmacol. doi: 10.1111/bph.13742 [Epub ahead of print].

IUPHAR review article on mammalian Adenylyl Cyclases

Dessauer CW, Watts VJ, Ostrom RS, et al. (2017) Pharmacol Rev. 69: 93-139.


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The IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project is being developed by IUPHAR with support from ASPET as a learning resource for pharmacology and clinical pharmacology.


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SynPharm is a database of ligand-responsive protein sequences, derived from interactions from the Guide to PHARMACOLOGY and using data from the Protein Data Bank.



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