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Indian J Pharmacol. 2019 Sep-Oct;51(5):359-365. doi: 10.4103/ijp.IJP_679_19. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Novel targets for drug discovery in celiac disease.

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Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Celiac disease is a lifelong, immunological disorder induced by dietary protein-gluten, in a genetically susceptible populations, resulting in different clinical manifestations, the release of antibodies, and damage to the intestinal mucosa. The only recommended therapy for the disease is to strictly follow a gluten-free diet (GFD), which is difficult to comply with. A GFD is found to be ineffective in some active Celiac disease cases. Therefore, there is an unmet need for an alternative nondietary therapeutic approach. The review focuses on the novel drug targets for Celiac disease.


Celiac disease; drug therapy; novel drug targets

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