Gut microorganisms cause gluten-induced pathology in mouse model of celiac disease

Investigators interested in celiac disease have wondered why only 2 to 5 percent of genetically susceptible individuals develop the disease. Attention has focused on whether environmental determinants, including gut microorganisms, contribute to the development of celiac disease. Using a humanized mouse model of gluten sensitivity, a new study in the American Journal of Pathology found that the gut microbiome can play an important role in the body’s response to gluten. —> Read More