Pharmacology is the science that investigates the interactions between organisms and drugs and their mechanisms. Pharmacology plays a translational role in modern medicine, bridging basic research to the clinic. With its booming economy, China has invested an enormous amount of financial and human resources on pharmacological research in the recent decade. As a result, major breakthroughs have been achieved in both basic and clinical research in this area with the discoveries of many potential drug targets and biomarkers, making a sizable contribution to the overall advancement of pharmacological sciences. In this paper, we review recent research efforts and representative scientific achievements from China, and discuss future challenges and directions of pharmacological sciences in China.
- Antibiotic resistance
- Pharmacokinetics, metabolism and activation
- Membrane targets
- The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics