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Identification of Rothia Bacteria as Gluten-Degrading Natural Colonizers

of the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Tract


Source: PloS One, 2011


Gluten proteins, prominent constituents of barley, wheat and rye, cause celiac disease in genetically predisposed subjects. Gluten is notoriously difficult to digest by mammalian proteolytic enzymes and the protease-resistant domains contain multiple immunogenic epitopes.


Identification of Rothia Bacteria as Gluten-Degrading Natural Colonizers of the Upper Gast
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