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Is it possible to tell which parent gave me the gluten sensitivity gene?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes it is.

The way to find out is to look for the appropriate hla antigen (gene marker) of both your parents.
Once you are affected, it is not important to find out.

In brief: Yes it is.

The way to find out is to look for the appropriate hla antigen (gene marker) of both your parents.
Once you are affected, it is not important to find out.
Dr. Joram Seggev
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Most people with celiac disease have the hla-dq2 and/or hla-dq8 genes.
They probably got a dq2 or dq8 from the mother, and another dq2 or dq8 from the father, in which case both parents gave the child a gluten allergy gene. If one parent has neither dq2 nor dq8, then that parent did not give a gluten allergy gene to the child, so the child must have gotten just one gene from the other parent.

In brief: Yes

Most people with celiac disease have the hla-dq2 and/or hla-dq8 genes.
They probably got a dq2 or dq8 from the mother, and another dq2 or dq8 from the father, in which case both parents gave the child a gluten allergy gene. If one parent has neither dq2 nor dq8, then that parent did not give a gluten allergy gene to the child, so the child must have gotten just one gene from the other parent.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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