The toxic action of wheat gluten on two patients was eliminated after predigestion of gluten by crude papain. This change is thought to be due to an enzyme which liberates ammonia from gluten. It is not thought that this particular mechanism operates in the normal intestinal cell but it is envisaged that one of the peptide bonds of the coeliac active constituent (possibly a N-glutaminyl peptide) is normally split by a specific intestinal peptidase which is defective in coeliac patients.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.