Aug 21, 1976

Stimulation of lymphocytes from patients with coeliac disease by a subfraction of gluten

K SikoraR E Offord


Peripheral-blood lymphocytes from patients with coeliac disease showed a marked increase in D.N.A. synthesis after incubation in vitro with a subfraction of gluten. Lymphocytes from control patients showed no increased D.N.A. synthesis under the same conditions. The possible use of this specific lymphocyte-stimulation assay as a screening test for coeliac disease is discussed.

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Lymphocytes as Percentage of Blood Leukocytes (Lab Test)
Immediate Hypersensitivity
Lymphoid Cells
Celiac Disease
Specimen Type - Lymphocytes
Lymphocyte Count Measurement

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