thiols and sulfur


This post covers an exciting proteomics study that suggests a mechanism of glyphosate toxicity by which the metabolite glyoxylate reacts with protein thiols thereby damaging fatty acid modifying enzymes. To make matters more interesting the sulfate/osylate transporter slc26a1 also transports glyoxylate. For all of those who have noted a sulfate connection in autism and have wondered about environmental toxins like glyphosate.