Dr. Peter Osborne
July 6, 2012

Is corn gluten really safe for those with gluten sensitivity?

New Study Shows Corn Gluten Similar To Wheat Gluten

“Maize is used as an alternative to wheat to elaborate foodstuffs for celiac patients in a gluten-free diet. However, some maize prolamins (zeins) contain amino acid sequences that resemble the wheat gluten immunodominant peptides… analysis indicated that other zeins contain similar sequences, or sequences that may bind even better to the HLA-DQ2/DQ8 molecules compared to the already identified ones. Results concur to indicate that relative abundance of these zeins,…may be of paramount clinical relevance, and the use of maize in the formulation and preparation of gluten-free foods must be reevaluated…”
Study Source: Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2012 Feb 2.

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