Author(s): TyeDin JA, Anderson RP, Ffrench RA, Brown GJ, Hodsman P,
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Abstract Effective treatment of celiac disease is an unmet medical need. A glutenase that destroys immunogenic gluten peptides may be clinically valuable. Twenty patients with celiac disease were randomly assigned to ingest a large gluten meal (16 g daily for 3 days) pre-treated with ALV003, a mixture of highly specific glutenases (n=10), or pre-treated with placebo (n=10). Peripheral blood T-cell IFN-gamma ELISpot responses to gliadin and an immunogenic 33mer and symptoms were assessed. While baseline IFN-gamma ELISpot responses to gliadin and the 33mer were negative in all patients, a significant ELISpot response to gliadin or the 33mer was observed in 6 of 10 patients consuming placebo-treated gluten and 0 of 10 consuming ALV003 pre-treated gluten (p=0.011). Symptoms typically associated with gluten ingestion occurred in both groups and were not significantly reduced by ALV003 pre-treatment. ALV003 pre-treatment can abolish immune responses induced by gluten in patients with celiac disease. 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Clin Immunol
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences