Pflügers publishes original articles and invited reviews from the following subject areas 

  • Integrative physiology
    (including systemic regulation, systemic physiology, homeostasis, transgenic models for systemic functions, respiration, endocrinology, cardiovascular integrative physiology and pharmacology, physiology of natural compounds, systems biology)
  • Ion channels, receptors and transporters (including structure-function relationship, biophysics, proteomics, transport physiology, vesicular transport, exo-/endocytosis, epithelial transport, cell volume regulation, cell migration, cell-cell coupling, targeted pharmacology)
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease
    (including translational physiology, channelopathies, molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, degeneration and regeneration in the nervous system, targeted molecular pharmacology)
  • Molecular and genomic physiology
    (including regulation of gene expression, transgenic animals to elucidate (patho)physiological mechanisms, animal models such as Drosophila, C. elegans, Zebrafish, genes related to cell function, proteins and cell function)
  • Muscle physiology
    (including skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, molecular motors, contractile mechanisms, excitation-contraction coupling, molecular and cellular aspects of excerise physiology)
  • Neuroscience
    (including neural physiology and signaling, molecular and cellular properties of neuronal and glia cells, synaptic networks and plasticity, physiology of complex brain functions)
  • Organ physiology
    (including cardio-vascular physiology, kidney physiology, gastro-intestinal tract, vascular physiology, endothelium, endocrine system, and all other organ systems)
  • Sensory physiology
    (including chemoreceptors, photoreceptors, thermoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, nociceptors, pain, signal transduction)
  • Signaling and cell physiology
    (including molecular messengers, signaling cascades, especially Ca2+ signaling, posttranscriptional modification of proteins, nuclear signaling, cell growth, cell-cell connection, apoptosis, ageing)