[ [ Prolamin ] A group of plant storage proteins having a high proline and glutamine content found in cereal grains. Some prolamins, notably gliadin, may be implicated in coeliac disease.... More ]
A group of plant storage proteins having a high proline and glutamine content found in cereal grains.
Some prolamins, notably [ Gliadin ] A class of proteins present in wheat and certain other cereals. Gliadins, along with glutenins, are the main components of the gluten fraction of wheat. Gliadin is the water-soluble component of gluten, while glutenin is insoluble. Gliadins are classified into alpha, gamma and omega types. Alpha-type gliadins have been implicated in coeliac disease. Gliadin can cross the... More, may be implicated in [ Coeliac disease, celiac disease (US) ] An autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that may be caused by sensitivity to gliadin, a component of gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in the digestive tract, chronic constipation, and diarrhoea. Secondary symptoms may include failure to thrive (of children), anaemia and fatigue. Vitamin deficiencies may... More.