Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 321–329 | Cite as

β-adrenergic receptor desensitization in cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure

  • Dong-Ju Choi
  • Howard A. RockmanEmail author


Based on our recent data (37,54,56) and the association that profound alterations in βAR signaling are found in chronic end-stage human heart failure (64), it is possible that defects in this pathway are primary elements that underlie the transition from compensated to decompensated cardiac failure. Decreasing the level of myocardial βARK1 in established heart failure, is a novel approach to improving impaired βAR receptor function and potentially alter the pathogenesis in this disease.


Carvedilol Cardiac Hypertrophy Cell Biochemistry Biophysics Volume Adenylyl Cyclase Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and Cardiovascular Research InstituteGyeong-Sang National UniversityChinjuKorea

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