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Study Reviews Gluten Modification Efforts in Celiac Disease Therapies

Celiac.com 03/31/2014 - Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that occurs in genetically susceptible individuals who carry the genetic markers HLA DQ2 or DQ8. About one in three people carry these genetic markers, while researchers estimate that the global prevalence of celiac disease is somewhere between one- and two-percent.

Photo: CC--mayo_clinicA gluten-free diet remains the only treatment for celiac disease, but researchers are looking into new therapies aimed at gluten modification.

A team of researchers have reviewed a number of promising new celiac disease therapies aimed at gluten modification.

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The researchers include S. Stoven, J.A. Murray, and E. Marietta, of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Their review in Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology discusses gluten-based therapies including wheat alternatives and wheat selection, enzymatic alteration of wheat, oral enzyme supplements, and polymeric binders as exciting new therapies for treatment of celiac disease.

Unfortunately, the full study is only available to subscribers, but anyone with the inclination to subscribe can read it online.

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Eric
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The article mentions that you must have the HLA DQ2 or DQ8 marker in order to potentially have celiac disease. Is that 100% always true or is there a population of people with celiac disease that don't have that genetic marker.




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Most (90%-95%) patients with celiac disease have 1 or 2 copies of HLA-DQ2 haplotype (see below), while the remainder have HLA-DQ8 haplotype. Rare exceptions to these associations have been occasionally seen. In 1 study of celiac disease, only 0.7% of patients with celiac disease lacked the HLA al...

This is not quite as cut & dried as it sounds. Although rare, there are diagnosed celiacs who do not have either of those genes. Ravenwoodglass, who posted above, is one of those people. I think she has double DQ9 genes? Am I right Raven? My point is, that getting the gene testing is not an...

Why yes it is! jmg and myself are NCIS, I mean NCGS specialist/experts or is it NCGI people ourselves. posterboy,

LilyR, jmg has given you good resources/links. I used to have constant issues with ear infections that went away when I went gluten free. And recurrent bronchitis they I never have now. NCGS can cause low grade inflammation that you don't realize at the time . .. till you stop...

"If the biopsy is negative, then is there another test that can be done to make sure I really don't have celiac? " Yes, we can do a genetic testing for the celiac gene, I think it is the DQ2 and DQ8 gene, and maybe one other. If you don't have one of these genes, I was told that you can no...