Anti-beta(1)-adrenergic receptor antibodies and heart failure: causation, not just correlation.
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Antibodies specific for the beta(1)-adrenergic receptor are found in patients with chronic heart failure of various etiologies. From work presented in this issue of the JCI, we can now infer that these antibodies actually contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure. This commentary discusses mechanisms by which these antibodies may engender cardiomyopathy.
Receptors, Adrenergic, beta-1
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1172/JCI21748
Publication InfoFreedman, NJ; & Lefkowitz, Robert J (2004). Anti-beta(1)-adrenergic receptor antibodies and heart failure: causation, not just correlation. J Clin Invest, 113(10). pp. 1379-1382. 10.1172/JCI21748. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/5930.
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James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
The focus of work in this laboratory is on the elucidation of the molecular properties and regulatory mechanisms controlling the function of G protein-coupled receptors. As model systems we utilize the so called adrenergic receptors for adrenaline and related molecules. The goal is to learn the general principles of signal transduction from the outside to the inside of the cell which are involved in systems as diverse as sensory perception, neuro- transmitter and hormonal signaling. Stud