There are exciting developments in the drug discovery area for celiac disease. The two areas that are the most promising are:
- The recognition and development of drugs that affect permeability of the small intestine to gluten.
- The development of enzymes that digest gluten in the stomach and upper small intestine and vaccines and other therapies.
The Center is actively collaborating with the pharmaceutical companies that are developing these potential therapies.
The specific place these therapies will fit into the day-to-day management of celiac disease have not been fully defined.