gliadin

noun
gli·​a·​din | \ˈglī-ə-dən \

Definition of gliadin 

: prolamin especially : one obtained by alcoholic extraction of gluten from wheat and rye

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People with celiac disease are genetically predisposed to launch a self-destructive immune response when a component of gluten called gliadin penetrates their intestinal lining and sets off inflammatory cells in the tissue below. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "What’s really behind ‘gluten sensitivity’?," 23 May 2018 But he was not convinced by previous studies claiming that NCGS patients were more likely than other people to have certain antibodies to gliadin. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "What’s really behind ‘gluten sensitivity’?," 23 May 2018 There are 45 copies of the gene for the main gliadin protein that causes symptoms in people with celiac disease; as Kristen V. Brown reports for Gizmodo, the team has been able to remove 35 of them thus far. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Celiac Sufferers May Soon Have Better Bread Options Thanks to Genetically Modified Wheat," 2 Oct. 2017 Most symptoms—which can include abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, malnutrition and joint pain—are triggered by a gluten protein called gliadin. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Celiac Sufferers May Soon Have Better Bread Options Thanks to Genetically Modified Wheat," 2 Oct. 2017 Those grains contain proteins called glutenin and gliadin, which hold the structure of the grains together. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "So, Are Oats Gluten-Free?," 10 Oct. 2017 There are 45 copies of the gene for the main gliadin protein that causes symptoms in people with celiac disease Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Celiac Sufferers May Soon Have Better Bread Options Thanks to Genetically Modified Wheat," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gliadin

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gliadin

Italian gliadina, from Middle Greek glia

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gliadin

noun
gli·​a·​din | \ˈglī-əd-ən \

Medical Definition of gliadin 

: prolamin especially : one obtained by alcoholic extraction of gluten from wheat and rye

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