The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14 : overview

Alexander, Stephen P H and Benson, Helen E and Faccenda, Elena and Pawson, Adam J and Sharman, Joanna L and McGrath, John C and Catterall, William A and Spedding, Michael and Peters, John A and Harmar, Anthony J and Abul-Hasn, N and Anderson, C M and Anderson, C M H and Araiksinen, M S and Arita, M and Arthofer, E and Barker, E L and Barratt, C and Barnes, N M and Bathgate, R and Beart, P M and Belelli, D and Bennett, A J and Birdsall, N J M and Boison, D and Bonner, T I and Brailsford, L and Bröer, S and Brown, P and Calo, G and Carter, W G and Catterall, W A and Chan, S L F and Chao, M V and Chiang, N and Christopoulos, A and Chun, J J and Cidlowski, J and Clapham, D E and Cockcroft, S and Connor, M A and Cox, H M and Cuthbert, A and Dautzenberg, F M and Davenport, A P and Dawson, P A and Jones, R L and Kennedy, C and Pyne, N J and Pyne, S, CGTP Collaborators (2013) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14 : overview. British Journal of Pharmacology, 170 (8). pp. 1449-58. ISSN 1476-5381 (

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The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14 provides concise overviews of the key properties of over 2000 human drug targets with their pharmacology, plus links to an open access knowledgebase of drug targets and their ligands (, which provides more detailed views of target and ligand properties from the IUPHAR database. The full contents can be found at This compilation of the major pharmacological targets is divided into seven areas of focus: G protein-coupled receptors, ligand-gated ion channels, ion channels, catalytic receptors, nuclear hormone receptors, transporters and enzymes. These are presented with nomenclature guidance and summary information on the best available pharmacological tools, alongside key references and suggestions for further reading. A new landscape format has easy to use tables comparing related targets. It is a condensed version of material contemporary to late 2013, which is presented in greater detail and constantly updated on the website, superseding data presented in previous Guides to Receptors & Channels. It is produced in conjunction with NC-IUPHAR and provides the official IUPHAR classification and nomenclature for human drug targets, where appropriate. It consolidates information previously curated and displayed separately in IUPHAR-DB and GRAC and provides a permanent, citable, point-in-time record that will survive database updates.


Alexander, Stephen P H, Benson, Helen E, Faccenda, Elena, Pawson, Adam J, Sharman, Joanna L, McGrath, John C, Catterall, William A, Spedding, Michael, Peters, John A, Harmar, Anthony J, Abul-Hasn, N, Anderson, C M, Anderson, C M H, Araiksinen, M S, Arita, M, Arthofer, E, Barker, E L, Barratt, C, Barnes, N M, Bathgate, R, Beart, P M, Belelli, D, Bennett, A J, Birdsall, N J M, Boison, D, Bonner, T I, Brailsford, L, Bröer, S, Brown, P, Calo, G, Carter, W G, Catterall, W A, Chan, S L F, Chao, M V, Chiang, N, Christopoulos, A, Chun, J J, Cidlowski, J, Clapham, D E, Cockcroft, S, Connor, M A, Cox, H M, Cuthbert, A, Dautzenberg, F M, Davenport, A P, Dawson, P A, Jones, R L, Kennedy, C ORCID logoORCID:, Pyne, N J ORCID logoORCID: and Pyne, S ORCID logoORCID:;