Section Editors

  • Michael Aschner, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Phil Biggin, University of Oxford
  • Lucio Guido Costa, University of Washington
  • David H Farb, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Giorgio Palu, University of Padova

Executive Editor

  • Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central


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    Cytarabine activation of human T cells

    An in vitro study suggests that combination of low-dose cytarabine, all-trans retinoic acid and valproic acid has immunomodulatory effects that differ between T cell subsets and may affect other immunocompetent cells through the altered release of soluble mediators.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:12
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    Determinants of saxagliptin use in type 2 diabetes patients

    A cross-sectional study suggests that initiation of saxagliptin therapy was associated with prior poor glycemic control, prior oral anti-diabetic drugs use, diagnoses of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:8
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    Airway vascular smooth muscle responsiveness to albuterol

    An in vivo study suggests that respiratory acidosis and alkalosis may blunt albuterol responsiveness in the airway wall but further investigation is required to determine whether the effect is driven by intracellular or extracellular pH or pCO2.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:9



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Section Editor's profile

David H Farb

David H Farb is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Director of the university-wide NIGMS training program in Biomolecular Pharmacology. A renowned neuropharmacologist, his research integrates existing electrophysiological, behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular genetic technologies in a novel systems-level platform to establish a molecular dissection of spatial memory. Dr Farb is Section Editor for 'Basic pharmacology' and you can read more about the key issues in this field and his aspirations for the journal in his recent interview here.

"Pharmacology is a powerful interdisciplinary science providing an essential link between hypotheses developed from molecular, systems, and clinical models with the ultimate goal of improving human health. Our journal publishes timely research describing advances in a broad range of disciplines that combine novel approaches within a framework of rigorous scientific research."

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