Celiac research may shed light on autoimmunity

From Scientific American:

Celiac Disease Insights: Clues to Solving Autoimmunity

Research into the process of celiac disease may help scientists understand the workings of other autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s and rheumatoid arthritis.

Alessio Fasano, the researcher and author of the article is developing a first of it’s kind drug to treat celiac. I found thirteen studies of the drug Larazotide Acetate (a.k.a. at1001) on ClinicalTrials.gov.

Personally, I’d rather not take a drug when I could use diet, but if this research can help us understand the mechanism of inflammatory bowel diseases more clearly, then all the better.

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2 Responses to “Celiac research may shed light on autoimmunity”

  1. 1 Erica August 2, 2009 at 2:04 am

    The S.A. article is fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

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