Receptor Pharmacology

Receptor pharmacology is branch in pharmacology which deals with the study of the interactions of receptors with endogenous ligands, drugs/pharmaceuticals and other xenobiotics. To understand the molecular mechanism underlying a ligand's effect on physiological or therapeutic cellular responses a few basic principles of receptor theory must be considered. These contain affinity, efficacy, potency, number of occupied receptors, association and dissociation rates (i.e. residence time) and target accessibility.


  • Track 1-1 Channel linked receptors
  • Track 2-2 G-Protein coupled receptors
  • Track 3-3 Kinase-linked receptors
  • Track 4-4 Nuclear hormone receptors
  • Track 5-5 Voltage-sensitive ion channels
  • Track 6-6 Enzymes and Transporter proteins
  • Track 7-7 Receptor Affinity
  • Track 8-8 Agonists, Antagonists and Partial agonists

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