Hwp-1, also known as Hyphal Wall Protein-1, is an amino acid within the cell wall of Candida albicans that enables Candida cells to attach to the intestinal cells. The sequence of amino acids that make up Hwp-1 are identical or highly similar to the proteins, α-gliadin and γ-gliadin found in gluten (Wheat, barley, rye) products. When Candida attaches to the intestinal wall, the body’s immune system responds.
The cells of the immune system don’t recognize the Hwp-1 as being separate from the intestinal cell. It sees them as both being a part of the same foreign material. From that point on, it can then target both substances either together or separately.
Due to the similarities between Hwp-1 and gluten proteins, this can lead to autoimmune diseases like Celiac Disease where the immune system attacks the cells of the intestine when gluten products are ingested.
In view of the relationship between Hwp-1 and development of gluten sensitivities, it makes sense to see that many times, people who correct their fungal candida issues also correct their gluten sensitivities and other inflammatory intestinal conditions.
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