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What's new to Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - view our information page

New database version 2020.5 (12 Nov 2020) - full details in our blog post

Our latest release includes:

Please read our latest Database Report (April 2020) - download/view PDF

Latest News and Hot Topics in Pharmacology

Pharmacology of COVID-19

Themed issue in BJP

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This themed issue includes IUPHAR Review 29: A rational roadmap for SARS‐CoV‐2/COVID‐19 pharmacotherapeutic research and development, which made the cover of the issue.

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20

Concise Guide to Pharmacology 2019/20

Access the table of contents go icon to follow link

Please see the 5 minute introductory video on the Concise Guide:

Recent Publications

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A rational roadmap for SARS‐CoV‐2/COVID‐19 pharmacotherapeutic research and development. IUPHAR Review 29

Alexander SPH, Armstrong J, Davenport AP, Davies JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Levi-Schaffer F, Maguire JJ, Pawson AJ, Southan C, Spedding MJ (2020) Br J Pharmacol. doi: 10.1111/bph.15094. go icon to follow link

Inhibitory checkpoints in human natural killer cells: IUPHAR Review 28

Mariotti FR, Quatrini L, Munari E, et al. (2020) Br J Pharmacol. [online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/bph.15081. go icon to follow link

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IUPHAR review article on Differences and Similarities between Human and Rodent Prostaglandin E2 Receptors (EP1–4) and Prostacyclin Receptor (IP): Specific Roles in Pathophysiologic Conditions

Norel X, Sugimoto Y, Ozen G, Abdelazeem H, Amgoud Y, Bouhadoun A, Bassiouni W, Goepp M, Mani S, Manikpurage HD, Senbel A, Longrois D, Heinemann A, Yao C, Clapp LH (2020) Pharmacol Rev. 72: 910-968. go icon to follow link

IUPHAR review article on Calcium-Sensing Receptor Nomenclature, Pharmacology, and Function

Leach K, Hannan FM, Josephs TM, Keller AN, Møller TC, Ward DT, Kallay E, Mason RS, Thakker RV, Riccardi D, Conigrave AD, Bräuner-Osborne H (2020) Pharmacol Rev. 72: 558-604. go icon to follow link

Pharmacology Education

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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.



The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY is one of the ELIXIR-UK node services.


Our coronavirus information page has details of pharmcological strategies aimed at mitigating against COVID-19. The page also contains links to other useful resources and publications.

Please see our pre-print manuscript on "A rational roadmap for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pharmacotherapeutic research and development"

Celebrating >20 years of Servier support

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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.