Thursday, July 18, 2013

Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

Anthony Samsel, Independent Scientist and Consultant, and Stephanie Seneff, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide
used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue
otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily
of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate'sinhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes
is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in
biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging
effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact
on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular
systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts
synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria,
as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are most of the diseases
and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders,
obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s
disease. We explain the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease,
and we show that glyphosate is the “textbook example” of exogenous semiotic entropy: the
disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins.

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