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Natural Killer Cell Activity in Celiac Disease - Czech Republic
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Castany M, Nguyen H, Pospisil
M, Fric P, Tlaskalova-Hogenova H
Natural killer cell activity in coeliac disease: effect of in vitro treatment on effector lymphocytes and/or target lymphoblastoid, myeloid and
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Folia Microbiol, 1995 (Praha) 40; 6: 615-620.
In this study researchers tested the levels of natural killer cell activation in normal people and compared the results with treated celiacs, and found no significant difference. However, after exposing the celiacs blood to gliadin for thirty minutes the researchers found a reduced activation of natural killer cells, which is the bodys first line of defense against malignancy. These results provide further support to the theory that gluten is a carcinogen to celiacs.
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