Zingone F, Capone P, Ciacci C. Celiac disease: Alternatives to a gluten free diet. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther 2010; 1(1): 36-39 [PMID: 21577293 DOI: 10.4292/wjgpt.v1.i1.36]
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World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. Feb 6, 2010; 1(1): 36-39 Published online Feb 6, 2010. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v1.i1.36
Celiac disease: Alternatives to a gluten free diet
Fabiana Zingone, Pietro Capone, Carolina Ciacci
Fabiana Zingone, Pietro Capone, Carolina Ciacci, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, 80131 Naples, Italy
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Received: November 3, 2009 Revised: December 2, 2009 Accepted: December 9, 2009 Published online: February 6, 2010
Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the small intestine caused by the ingestion of gluten or related rye and barley proteins. At present, the only available treatment is a strict gluten-exclusion diet. However, recent understanding of the molecular basis for this disorder has improved and enabled the identification of targets for new therapies. This article aims to critically summarize these recent studies.