Celiac disease: How complicated can it get?

Article (PDF Available)inImmunogenetics 62(10):641-51 · October 2010with40 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/s00251-010-0465-9 · Source: PubMed
In the small intestine of celiac disease patients, dietary wheat gluten and similar proteins in barley and rye trigger an inflammatory response. While strict adherence to a gluten-free diet induces full recovery in most patients, a small percentage of patients fail to recover. In a subset of these refractory celiac disease patients, an (aberrant) oligoclonal intraepithelial lymphocyte population develops into overt lymphoma. Celiac disease is strongly associated with HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8, as both genotypes predispose for disease development. This association can be explained by the fact that gluten peptides can be presented in HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 molecules on antigen presenting cells. Gluten-specific CD4(+) T cells in the lamina propria respond to these peptides, and this likely enhances cytotoxicity of intraepithelial lymphocytes against the intestinal epithelium. We propose a threshold model for the development of celiac disease, in which the efficiency of gluten presentation to CD4(+) T cells determines the likelihood of developing celiac disease and its complications. Key factors that influence the efficiency of gluten presentation include: (1) the level of gluten intake, (2) the enzyme tissue transglutaminase 2 which modifies gluten into high affinity binding peptides for HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8, (3) the HLA-DQ type, as HLA-DQ2 binds a wider range of gluten peptides than HLA-DQ8, (4) the gene dose of HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8, and finally,(5) additional genetic polymorphisms that may influence T cell reactivity. This threshold model might also help to understand the development of refractory celiac disease and lymphoma.
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    • "Gluten comprises the proline-and glutamine-rich proteins of wheat, barley, rye, and oat. However, a recent study revealed that oats can be safely consumed by individuals with DH [59][60][61], likely because (1) compared with the gluten-like molecules in the other cereals, those in oats have only two antigenic sequences, and (2) the amount of gluten in oats is much lower than that in the other cereals [62]. Because improvements in DH symptoms related to GFD adherence require a long period-months to years-to occur, patients are usually prescribed dapsone (25-150 mg/day) for fast control of pruritus and blister formation [63]. "
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    • "na komórkach dendrytycznych i makrofagach. DPG prezentowane przez APC aktywują pomocnicze limfocyty T CD4 + , co prowadzi do wzmożonej syntezy cytokin prozapalnych, przede wszystkim interferonu gamma (INF-γ) [14] oraz aktywacji innych czynników prozapalnych , w tym metaloproteinaz i rozwinięcia przewlekłego procesu zapalnego jelita cienkiego, objawiającego się przerostem krypt i stopniowym skróceniem kosmków jelitowych, aż po ich zanik. i γδ oraz większości komórek NK [18, 19]dendrytyczna ; Th CD4+ – limfocyt pomocniczy; IEL – limfocyt śródepitelialny; Limf B – limfocyt B; anty-tTG2 – przeciwciała przeciwko transglutaminazie typu 2 oraz znacznie zróżnicowany obraz kliniczny. "
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