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IUPHAR/Servier Fibrosis Symposium

NEW! View and read the scientific presentations and report from the IUPHAR/Servier Fibrosis Symposium, held in November 2020.

What's new to Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - view our information page

Database version 2020.5 (12 Nov 2020) - read release details in our blog

Our latest release includes:

Read our latest Database Report (Nov 2020) - download/view PDF

GtoPdb at BPS Pharmacology 2020. See our posters and presentations!

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. 177(21):4942-4966. 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, Vacca P, Tumino N, Pietra G, Mingari MC, Moretta L (2020) Br J Pharmacol. 177(13):2889-2903. doi: 10.1111/bph.15081. go icon to follow link

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IUPHAR Review CXI: Pharmacology, Signaling, and Physiology of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors

Gregory KJ, Goudet C (2021) Pharmacol Rev. 73: 521-569. go icon to follow link

IUPHAR Review CX: Classification of Receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine; Pharmacology and Function

Barnes NM, Ahern GP, Becamel C, Bockaert J, Camilleri M, Chaumont-Dubel S, Claeysen S, Cunningham KA, Fone KC, Gershon M, Di Giovanni G, Goodfellow NM, Halberstadt AL, Hartley RM, Hassaine G, Herrick-Davis K, Hovius R, Lacivita E, Lambe EK, Leopoldo M, Levy FO, Lummis SCR, Marin P, Maroteaux L, McCreary AC, Nelson DL, Neumaier JF, Newman-Tancredi A, Nury H, Roberts A, Roth BL, Roumier A, Sanger GJ, Teitler M, Sharp T, Villalón CM, Vogel H, Watts SW, Hoyer D (2021) Pharmacol Rev. 73: 310-520. 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.