April 2017

Reovirus Infection Can Trigger Immune Response to Gluten

Reovirus infection can trigger immune response to gluten

While celiac disease - an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine - was previously thought to strictly be a genetic disease, researchers from the University of Chicago and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have been able to demonstrate how "a seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response against gluten when the protein is given to