Gliadin meaning

glī'ə-dĭn
Any of several prolamin proteins present in wheat grains, and constituting a component of wheat gluten. Gliadins can cause celiac disease in susceptible individuals by inducing a destructive immune response in the small intestine.
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Any of a group of simple vegetable proteins found in gluten.
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Any of several prolamin proteins present in wheat grains, and constituting a component of wheat gluten. Gliadins can cause celiac disease in susceptible individuals by inducing a destructive immune response in the small intestine.
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A minor protein (along with gluten and glutelin) in wheat; it may cause a toxic reaction in some people.
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Origin of gliadin

  • Italian gliadina from Medieval Greek glia glue zoogloea
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition