Campbell Liles

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BACKGROUND Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have exaggerated orthostatic tachycardia often following a viral illness, suggesting autoimmunity may play a pathophysiological role in POTS. We tested the hypothesis that they harbor functional autoantibodies to adrenergic receptors (AR). METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen POTS patients (7 each from(More)
We have previously demonstrated that activating autoantibodies to β1-adrenergic receptor (β1AR) and M2 muscarinic receptor (M2R) facilitate atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with Graves' disease (GD). The objectives of this expanded study were to examine the prevalence of β1AR, β2AR, and M2R autoantibodies in hyperthyroidism subjects. Sera from 81(More)
Agonistic autoantibodies to the β-adrenergic and muscarinic receptors are a novel investigative and therapeutic target for certain orthostatic disorders. We have identified the presence of autoantibodies to β2-adrenergic and/or M3 muscarinic receptors by ELISA in 75% (15 of 20) of patients with significant orthostatic hypotension. Purified serum IgG from(More)
CONTEXT The mechanisms causing excessive aldosterone production and hypertension in primary aldosteronism (PA) are complex and often incompletely recognized. Autoantibodies to the angiotensin AT1 receptor (AT1R) have been reported in some PA patients with an aldosterone-producing adenoma but not with idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia. OBJECTIVE We(More)
Aims Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a common and debilitating cardiovascular disorder, is characterized by an exaggerated heart rate increase during orthostasis and a wide spectrum of adrenergic-related symptoms. To determine the aetiology of POTS, we examined a possible pathophysiological role for autoantibodies against α1-adrenergic (α1AR) and(More)
Activating autoantibodies to the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) have been implicated in hypertensive disorders. We investigated whether AT1R antibodies produced in immunized rabbits will activate AT1R and contribute to hypertension by a direct contractile effect on the vasculature and whether they can be blocked by a novel decoy peptide. A multiple(More)
Activating autoantibodies to the angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) are associated with hypertensive disorders. The angiotensin type 2 receptor (AT2R) is known to counter-regulate the actions of AT1R. We investigated whether AT2R autoantibodies produced in immunized rabbits will activate AT2R and suppress the vasopressor responses to angiotensin II and(More)
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