Celiac.com 10/29/2008 - The intestinal inflammation that arises when people with celiac disease consume wheat, rye or barley occurs when HLA-DQ2-restricted CD4+ T-cells recognize peptides derived from gluten in the food. Peptides that stimulate an immune response like this are found in both gliadins and glutenins.

A team of researchers based in the Netherlands recently discovered that particular types of antibodies called monoclonal antibodies react to the presence of gluten proteins in much the same way that the human