University of Chicago's Professor Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics, and Toufic Mayassi, recent graduate in Immunology discuss their new research on the effects of celiac disease that causes chronic inflammation and how that impacts tissue-resident lymphocytes.
Matt Wood from the Forefront explains the effects of Celiac Disease:
"Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by an immune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When someone with celiac disease eats gluten, the immune system mistakenly causes chronic inflammation in the small instestine. Over time, this can damage the small instestine, prevent the absorption of nutrients and cause diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and anemia, among many other symptoms."
To learn more about this interesting research visit the Forefront, read the article, and watch their video.