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SOURCE ALCAT Worldwide
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ALCAT Worldwide applauds recent commentary in Scientific American about how gluten sensitivity, as opposed to allergy, is mediated by the innate immune system. The guest blog was written by esteemed science and health writer Julianne Wyrick. To read the article visit: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/03/04/gluten-sensitivity-what-does-it-really-mean/
"It's a well written article on gluten sensitivity that supports our findings that instead of the adaptive portion being to blame, the innate immune system is now thought to be the culprit," said Roger Deutsch, CEO of Cell Science Systems and pioneer of the ALCAT blood test.
There are two branches of the immune system, the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. The innate immune system is the branch that is most associated with delayed-onset symptoms of food and chemical intolerance, which is what the ALCAT Test deals with.
ALCAT Worldwide is a division of Cell Science Systems, where the ALCAT Test is performed in its impressive licensed and FDA compliant laboratory. The ALCAT Test is a simple blood test that measures the body's cellular response to a wide array of substances including foods, functional foods, medicinal herbs, food additives, food colorings, environmental chemicals, molds, and antibiotics. The ALCAT Test identifies the personal triggers of inflammation caused by foods and chemicals.
In Julianne Wyrick's article "Gluten Sensitivity: What Does it Really Mean" she writes:
"Instead of making antibodies that recognize specific invaders, cells of the innate immune system have receptors known as TLRs that recognize broad patterns present on a variety of invaders. Then, the TLRs trigger a quick inflammatory response.
A 2011 study found gluten-sensitive patients have higher expression of the TLRs compared to control patients. This finding suggests the involvement of the innate immune system."
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Cell Science Systems, Corp. (CSS), located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, is a life sciences company and the worldwide market leader in food sensitivity testing as the manufacturer of the ALCAT Test. CSS operates a State of Florida and US government (CLIA) licensed laboratory; as well as an FDA registered, ISO certified, cGMP, medical device manufacturing facility. Available for over 25 years, the ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. To find out more about the ALCAT test please visit: http://www.alcat.com.
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