volume 9, issue 12, P858-870 2009
DOI: 10.1038/nri2670
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Abstract: Coeliac disease is an inflammatory disorder with autoimmune features that is characterized by destruction of the intestinal epithelium and remodelling of the intestinal mucosa following the ingestion of dietary gluten. A common feature of coeliac disease and many organ-specific autoimmune diseases is a central role for T cells in causing tissue destruction. In this Review, we discuss the emerging hypothesis that, in coeliac disease, intestinal tissue inflammation--induced either by infectious agents or by glut…

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