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The critical role of dysregulation of antioxidant activity and carbohydrate metabolism in celiac disease

Ensieh KhalKhal, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani, Mohammad Reza Razzaghi, Sina Rezaei-Tavirani, Hakimeh Zali, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad




Aim: Identification of the important processes and the related genes that are dis-regulated in the celiac disease (CD) was the aim of this study.

Background: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which is characterized by immune reaction response mostly to wheat gluten. The gluten-free diet is the best-known treatment of the patients.

Methods: Significant differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) related to the CD are extracted from a published proteomics study and are included in protein-protein interaction PPI) network analysis by Cytoscape software and its applications. The central proteins and related processes are identified and discussed.

Results: Among 53 queried genes, 51 individuals were recognized by the database, and after network construction, 48 ones included in the network, and three genes remained as isolated nodes. Following 50 neighbors, the network was analyzed, and eight central genes were identified as dis-regulated elements. Related processes and the role of the central genes in celiac are discussed in detail.

Conclusion: CAT, ENO1, PCK2, ACO2, ALDOOB, GALM, ADA, and ACTBADA as critical genes and Antioxidant activity, carbohydrate metabolism, inflammation, cell growth processes are highlighted as the dis-regulated individuals in CD.

Keywords: Celiac disease, Anti-oxidant, Metabolism, Inflammation, Cell growth.

(Please cite as KhalKhal E, Rezaei-Tavirani M, Akbari Z, Rezaei-Tavirani S, Zali H, Rostamii-Nejad M. The critical role of dysregulation of antioxidant activity and carbohydrate metabolism in celiac disease. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2019;12(4):340-347).


Celiac disease, Anti-oxidant, Metabolism, Inflammation, Cell growth.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ghfbb.v12i4.1745