Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Celiac Disease

Publishing date
08 Jun 2012
Submission deadline
09 Dec 2011

1Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India

2Department of Pediatrics, Marche Polytechnic University, 60121 Ancona, Italy; Center for Celiac Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

3Department of Gastroenterology, VU University Medical Center, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Celiac Disease


Celiac disease is globally emerging and it is becoming prevalent even in regions where it was once thought to be rare. Increase in the awareness, availability of reliable serological tests, and relaxation in the diagnostic criteria led to a marked increase in the detection of celiac disease. There has been a remarkable change in the understanding of immunopathogenesis and genetics of celiac disease. The kind of interaction between immune system and genes that occurs in celiac disease is being explored. A few genome-wide association studies have pointed out a sharing of a few genetic loci amongst patients with celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Animal models for celiac disease are being developed. New diagnostic markers and markers for followup of celiac disease are now an area of great interest. Other than gluten-free diet, which is the standard of care, many new therapeutic targets are being investigated and in fact few of them look promising.

In this special issue, we particularly take an interest in manuscripts that deal with any aspect of celiac disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of celiac disease
  • Immunopathogenesis of celiac disease
  • Antigen entry through tight junctions
  • Genetics studies
  • Gut metagenome
  • Variation in the presentation of celiac disease
  • Newer diagnostic tests
  • Emerging therapies

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