Celiac Disease

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January 28th, 2016

The Bacterial Connection to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

The increase in celiac disease incidence has led investigators to focus on whether environmental determinants, including gut microorganisms, contribute to the development of the disease. Dr. Joseph Murray discusses a new study which used a humanized mouse model of gluten sensitivity, and found that the gut microbiome can play an important role in the body’s […]

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Tags: American Journal of Pathology, celiac disease, gluten, gluten sensitivity, Joseph Murray, microbiome, small intestine


August 3rd, 2015

Mining for ‘Gold’ in Human Faeces

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses recent research, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, which examines the identification of a gluten-degrading enzyme as a potential novel treatment for celiac disease. Researchers examined bacteria in stool samples of healthy people, and characterized enzymes made by bacteria that adapted to eat or degrade gluten. […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease, gluten, Joseph Murray, microbiome


May 6th, 2014

Gluten-Degrading Bacteria and Celiac Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Joseph Murray, M. D., discusses a recently published article in PLoS One about enzymes present in the mouth that might break down gluten. The authors of the study speculate that the bacterial enzymes present may be able to detoxify gluten, making it safer for individuals with celiac disease. When humans eat gluten, the bacteria present in […]

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Tags: bacteria, bacterial enzymes, gluten, Joseph Murray, microbiome, PLoS One


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