Secretin family (Class B) G protein-coupled receptors - from molecular to clinical perspectives

Br J Pharmacol. 2012 May;166(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01810.x.


Family B G protein-coupled receptors represent an important but under-researched group of receptors. This edition of the British Journal of Pharmacology considers the roles and pharmacology of a number of these receptors. Whilst common themes emerge, it is clear that more work is needed to understand the details of each receptor in order to properly exploit them therapeutically.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Drug Delivery Systems*
  • Drug Design
  • Humans
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Gastrointestinal Hormone / metabolism*


  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
  • Receptors, Gastrointestinal Hormone
  • secretin receptor