The Concise Guide to Pharmacology 2019/20: Ion channels

CGTP Collaborators, Stephen P. H. Alexander, Alistair Mathie, John A. Peters, Emma L. Veale, Jörg Striessnig, Eamonn Kelly, Jane F. Armstrong, Elena Faccenda, Simon D. Harding, Adam J. Pawson, Joanna L. Sharman, Christopher Southan, Jamie A. Davies

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The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20 is the fourth in this series of biennial publications. The Concise Guide provides concise overviews of the key properties of nearly 1800 human drug targets with an emphasis on selective pharmacology (where available), plus links to the open access knowledgebase source of drug targets and their ligands (, which provides more detailed views of target and ligand properties. Although the Concise Guide represents approximately 400 pages, the material presented is substantially reduced compared to information and links presented on the website. It provides a permanent, citable, point-in-time record that will survive database updates. The full contents of this section can be found at Ion channels are one of the six major pharmacological targets into which the Guide is divided, with the others being: G protein-coupled receptors, nuclear hormone receptors, catalytic receptors, enzymes and transporters. These are presented with nomenclature guidance and summary information on the best available pharmacological tools, alongside key references and suggestions for further reading. The landscape format of the Concise Guide is designed to facilitate comparison of related targets from material contemporary to mid-2019, and supersedes data presented in the 2017/18, 2015/16 and 2013/14 Concise Guides and previous Guides to Receptors and Channels. It is produced in close conjunction with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification (NC-IUPHAR), therefore, providing official IUPHAR classification and nomenclature for human drug targets, where appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S142-S228
Number of pages87
JournalBritish Journal of Pharmacology
Issue numberS1
Early online date11 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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    CGTP Collaborators, Alexander, S. P. H., Mathie, A., Peters, J. A., Veale, E. L., Striessnig, J., Kelly, E., Armstrong, J. F., Faccenda, E., Harding, S. D., Pawson, A. J., Sharman, J. L., Southan, C., & Davies, J. A. (2019). The Concise Guide to Pharmacology 2019/20: Ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology, 176 (S1), S142-S228.