International Union of Pharmacology. XL. Compendium of voltage-gated ion channels: calcium channels

Pharmacol Rev. 2003 Dec;55(4):579-81. doi: 10.1124/pr.55.4.8.


This summary article presents an overview of the molecular relationships among the voltage-gated calcium 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 calcium channel family can be found at

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Calcium Channel Blockers / pharmacology*
  • Calcium Channels / drug effects
  • Calcium Channels / genetics
  • Calcium Channels / physiology*
  • Ion Channel Gating / drug effects
  • Ion Channel Gating / physiology*
  • Molecular Biology*


  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Calcium Channels