International Union of Pharmacology. XXXIX. Compendium of voltage-gated ion channels: sodium channels

Pharmacol Rev. 2003 Dec;55(4):575-8. doi: 10.1124/pr.55.4.7.


This summary article presents an overview of the molecular relationships among the voltage-gated sodium channels and a standard nomenclature for them, which is derived from the IUPHAR Compendium of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels. The complete Compendium, including data tables for each member of the sodium channel family can be found at <>.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ion Channel Gating / drug effects
  • Ion Channel Gating / genetics
  • Ion Channel Gating / physiology*
  • Molecular Biology*
  • Sodium Channels / drug effects
  • Sodium Channels / genetics
  • Sodium Channels / physiology*
  • Terminology as Topic


  • Sodium Channels