4 days ago
Great #Repost from @amymyersmd
This is also referred to as 💥GLUTEN CROSS REACTIVITY!💥
Your adaptive immune system makes antibodies designed to target particular bad guys (antigens) that your #immunesystem has decided are likely harmful. Once #gluten gets tagged as an antigen (as it is in anyone with a gluten sensitivity), your adaptive immune system makes antibodies to seek it out and sound the 💢alarm💢every time you ingest it.
Unfortunately, your immune system’s recognition system isn’t perfect; if a molecule’s structure is similar enough, your immune system registers it as an invader and attacks. 😯
So while on the hunt for gluten, those antibodies can wrongly tag other proteins as gluten, if they recognize specific short amino acid sequences also found in gluten. Your immune system then puts up its defenses, flooding your body with #inflammatory chemicals and ratcheting up your level of chronic #inflammation.
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