A short guide to the nomenclature of seven-transmembrane spanning receptors for lipid mediators

Life Sci. 2005 Aug 19;77(14):1522-30. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2005.05.003.


The International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) has established a Nomenclature Committee comprised of sub-committees of experts to evaluate types and subtypes of receptors and ion channels in an effort to establish universally accepted nomenclature [Vanhoutte, P.M., Barnard, E.A., Cosmides, G.J., Humphrey, P.P., Spedding, M., Godfraind, T., 1994. International Union of Pharmacology Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification. Pharmacological Reviews 46, 111-116]. This overview cites the reports of the IUPHAR subcommittees and other prominent review articles in an effort to compile receptors for lipid mediators that bind to and evoke their pharmacological responses via seven-transmembrane spanning, G-protein-coupled receptors.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins / chemistry*
  • Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins / metabolism
  • Receptors, Cannabinoid / chemistry*
  • Receptors, Cannabinoid / metabolism
  • Receptors, Eicosanoid / chemistry*
  • Receptors, Eicosanoid / metabolism
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled / chemistry*
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled / metabolism
  • Receptors, Lysophospholipid / chemistry*
  • Receptors, Lysophospholipid / metabolism
  • Terminology as Topic*


  • Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Receptors, Cannabinoid
  • Receptors, Eicosanoid
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
  • Receptors, Lysophospholipid
  • platelet activating factor receptor