IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1737
Harding, Simon D; Sharman, Joanna L; Faccenda, Elena; Southan, Christopher; Pawson, Adam J; Ireland, Sam; Gray, Alasdair JG; Bruce, Liam; Alexander, Stephen PH; Anderton, Stephen; Bryant, Claire; Davenport, Anthony P; Doerig, Christian; Fabbro, Doriano; Levi-Schaffer, Francesca; Spedding, Michael; Davies, Jamie A

Database Description

The Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (GtoPdb) captures expert-curated interactions between targets and ligands from selected papers in pharmacology and drug discovery. The resource is developed in conjunction with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the British Society of Pharmacology (BPS). GtoPdb's unique model of content selection and quality control is based on 96 target-class subcommittees comprising 512 scientist collaborating with in-house curators. A recent expansion to the GtoPdb data model sees the introduction of the Guide to IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY, bringing in new types of data related to the immune system, and inflammatory processes. GtoPdb is licensed under the ODbL and the contents are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Data is accessible through the website and as various downloadable files, including full database dumps. Data is also accessible via REST web services.


We thank all members of NC-IUPHAR for their continued support . This includes the following members who are not already authors listed on this manuscript: E.A. Bruford, A. Christopoulos, J.A. Cidlowski, S. Enna, K. Kaibuchi, Y. Kanai, E.H. Ohlstein, J.A Peters, A. Phipps, and J. Striessnig. We also thank the global network of NC-IUPHAR subcommittees and all the CGTP contributors (http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ContributorListForward). We thank T. Wigglesworth for administrative support. We thank O.P. Buneman for technical advice and help in producing the CGTP. In addition to our primary funding, we are grateful for sponsorship from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), Laboratoires Servier and The University of Edinburgh.

Subcategory: Drugs and drug design

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