Celiac disease culprits found
"...the holy grail in celiac disease research has been to identify the toxic peptide components of gluten, and that's what we've done,"
- Prof. Bob Anderson of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The precise cause of the immune reaction that leads to coeliac disease has been discovered.
Three key substances in the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley trigger the digestive condition, UK and Australian researchers say.
This gives a potential new target for developing treatments and even a vaccine, they believe.