Insight into coeliac disease trigger

New research has allowed scientists to visualise an interaction between gluten and T-cells of the immune system for the first time, providing insight into how coeliac disease is triggered.

When a person with coeliac disease consumes gluten, their immune system triggers T-cells to fight the offending proteins, damaging the small intestine and inhibiting the absorption of nutrients. There are currently no treatments available other than a completely gluten-free diet.

Read more at Monash University