Distribution of serum autoantibodies against G-protein-coupled cardiovascular receptors in Japanese patients with cardiomyopathy

Blood Press Suppl. 1996;3:28-30.


The prevalence of anti-receptor autoantibodies in the sera of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy has been previously demonstrated. This article will briefly review the distribution of autoantibodies against a series of G-protein-coupled cardiovascular receptors such as human beta 1 and beta 2 adrenoceptors, alpha 1 adrenoceptors, M2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and angiotensin II-I (AT1) receptors in a well-defined population of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy from Japan.

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies / blood*
  • Autoantibodies / immunology
  • Cardiomyopathies / blood
  • Cardiomyopathies / epidemiology
  • Cardiomyopathies / immunology*
  • GTP-Binding Proteins*
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / immunology*


  • Autoantibodies
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • GTP-Binding Proteins