Monsanto's Roundup, Glyphosate Linked to Parkinson's and Similar Diseases By Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society 2012 October 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/14279-monsantos-roundup-glyphosate-linked-to-parkinsons-and-similar-diseases
[Excerpted] We already know the links between herbicides and sterility in men, birth defects, mental illness, obesity and possibly cancer - but now we have something new to add to the nasty effects of pesticides list - Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative conditions.
New research, published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, indicates a connection between a component in Monsanto's Roundup and Parkinson's disease. Glyphosate is said to induce cell death, with frightening repercussions.
GreenMedInfo.com reports the study was investigating the links between herbicides (weed killers) and brain damage. These chemicals, the study's authors say, "have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with neurodegenerative disorders," like Parkinson's.
...Studies indicate that glyphosate is toxic to human DNA "at concentrations diluted 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications." Worded differently - the levels considered safe by our government are 450 times the levels at which glyphosate has been found to damage and destroy human DNA...."
Majia here: The study can be found here:
Glyphosate induced cell death through apoptotic and autophagic mechanisms Ya-xing Gui Xiao-ning Fan Hong-mei Wang Gang Wang Sheng-di Chen
[Abstract excerpted] Herbicides have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with human neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease(PD). Previous studies indicated that the exposure to glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, is possibly linked to Parkinsonism, however the underlying mechanism remains unclear. We investigated the neurotoxic effects of glyphosate in differentiated PC12 cells and discovered that it inhibited viability of differentiated PC12 cells in dose-and time-dependent manners. Furthermore, the results showed that glyphosate induced cell death via autophagy pathways in addition to activating apoptotic pathways. Interestingly, deactivation of Beclin-1 gene attenuated both apoptosis and autophagy in glyphosate treated differentiated PC12 cells, suggesting that Beclin-1 gene is involved in the crosstalk between the two mechanisms.
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