The concise guide to pharmacology 2021/22: G protein‐coupled receptors

Stephen PH Alexander, Arthur Christopoulos, Anthony P Davenport, Eamonn Kelly, Alistair Mathie, John A Peters, Emma L Veale, Jane F Armstrong, Elena Faccenda, Simon D Harding, Adam J Pawson, Christopher Southan, Jamie A Davies, Maria Pia Abbracchio, Wayne Alexander, Khaled Al‐hosaini, Magnus Bäck, Nicholas M. Barnes, Ross Bathgate, Jean‐Martin BeaulieuKenneth E. Bernstein, Bernhard Bettler, Nigel J.M. Birdsall, Victoria Blaho, Francois Boulay, Corinne Bousquet, Hans Bräuner‐Osborne, Geoffrey Burnstock, Girolamo Caló, Justo P. Castaño, Kevin J. Catt, Stefania Ceruti, Paul Chazot, Nan Chiang, Bice Chini, Jerold Chun, Antonia Cianciulli, Olivier Civelli, Lucie H. Clapp, Réjean Couture, Zsolt Csaba, Claes Dahlgren, Gordon Dent, Khuraijam Dhanachandra Singh, Steven D. Douglas, Pascal Dournaud, Satoru Eguchi, Emanuel Escher, Edward J. Filardo, Tung Fong, Marta Fumagalli, Raul R Gainetdinov, Marc de Gasparo, Craig Gerard, Marvin Gershengorn, Fernand Gobeil, Theodore L. Goodfriend, Cyril Goudet, Karen J. Gregory, Andrew L. Gundlach, Jörg Hamann, Julien Hanson, Richard L. Hauger, Debbie L. Hay, Akos Heinemann, Morley D. Hollenberg, Nicholas D. Holliday, Mastgugu Horiuchi, Daniel Hoyer, László Hunyady, Ahsan Husain, Adriaan P. IJzerman, Tadashi Inagami, Kenneth A. Jacobson, Robert T. Jensen, Ralf Jockers, Deepa Jonnalagadda, Sadashiva Karnik, Klemens Kaupmann, Jacqueline Kemp, Charles Kennedy, Yasuyuki Kihara, Takio Kitazawa, Pawel Kozielewicz, Hans‐Jürgen Kreienkamp, Jyrki P. Kukkonen, Tobias Langenhan, Katie Leach, Davide Lecca, John D. Lee, Susan E. Leeman, Jérôme Leprince, Xaria X. Li, Tom Lloyd Williams, Stephen J. Lolait, Amelie Lupp, Robyn Macrae, Janet Maguire, Jean Mazella, Craig A. McArdle, Shlomo Melmed, Martin C. Michel, Laurence J. Miller, Vincenzo Mitolo, Bernard Mouillac, Christa E. Müller, Philip Murphy, Jean‐Louis Nahon, Tony Ngo, Xavier Norel, Duuamene Nyimanu, Anne‐Marie O’Carroll, Stefan Offermanns, Maria Antonietta Panaro, Marc Parmentier, Roger G. Pertwee, Jean‐Philippe Pin, Eric R. Prossnitz, Mark Quinn, Rithwik Ramachandran, Manisha Ray, Rainer K. Reinscheid, Philippe Rondard, G. Enrico Rovati, Chiara Ruzza, Gareth J. Sanger, Torsten Schöneberg, Gunnar Schulte, Stefan Schulz, Deborah L. Segaloff, Charles N. Serhan, Leigh A. Stoddart, Yukihiko Sugimoto, Roger Summers, Valerie P. Tan, David Thal, Walter (Wally) Thomas, Pieter B. M. W. M. Timmermans, Kalyan Tirupula, Giovanni Tulipano, Hamiyet Unal, Thomas Unger, Celine Valant, Patrick Vanderheyden, David Vaudry, Hubert Vaudry, Jean‐Pierre Vilardaga, Christopher S. Walker, Ji Ming Wang, Donald T. Ward, Hans‐Jürgen Wester, Gary B Willars, Trent M. Woodruff, Chengcan Yao, Richard D. Ye

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The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22 is the fifth in this series of biennial publications. The Concise Guide provides concise overviews, mostly in tabular format, of the key properties of nearly 1900 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 constitutes over 500 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 G protein‐coupled receptors are one of the six major pharmacological targets into which the Guide is divided, with the others being: ion channels, 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‐2021, and supersedes data presented in the 2019/20, 2017/18, 2015/16 and 2013/14 Concise Guides and previous Guides to Receptors and Channels. It is produced in close conjunction with the Nomenclature and Standards Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (NC‐IUPHAR), therefore, providing official IUPHAR classification and nomenclature for human drug targets, where appropriate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S27-S156
Number of pages130
JournalBritish Journal of Pharmacology
Issue numberS1
Early online date16 Sept 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2021


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