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  1. I have been reading some of the old posts about msg and that it is specifically gluten free (unless it is from a wheat source). The research that I have done shows that it is a free form of glutamic acid. I was curious if this extra source of glutamic acid might aid the transglutaminase (tTG) in changing the glutamines at positions p1 and p9 in the HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 molecules to glutamic acid (due to abundence of glutamic acid or change in pH levels of of the surroundings) causing the T-cell respond to the incorrect sequence in the molecules. Can the presence of the extra glutamic acid trigger a response from the immune system due to sensitivity to the similarity in the change of gluten by tTG?
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