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International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling
2015: Volume-4 Issue-6
ISSN: 2320-0634

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International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling 4(6) 2015: 743-748

In silico study of glyphosate entry into lipid bilayers



Vito Librando1,2* and Matteo Pappalardo1, 2

1 Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125, Catania, Italy
2 Research Center for Analysis, Monitoring and Minimization Methods of Environmental Risk, Chemical Science Building, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125, Catania, Italy

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The pesticide glyphosate is commonly used around the world because of its effectiveness and low persistence in the environment. Based on its solubility and ionic nature, numerous studies since the 70s have suggested that this compound should not be harmful to humans. However, recent studies have shown that it could adversely affect human health, and accumulation of glyphosate in human tissue has been correlated with teratogenic and carcinogenic effects. To affect living organisms, glyphosate must be able to cross biological membranes. In this work, we studied the ability of glyphosate to cross a membrane bilayer composed of 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-l-serine (DOPS) at different ratios. Molecular dynamics calculations were used to simulate the diffusion of glyphosate into a coarse grained model of DOPC and DOPS. The preliminary results suggested that glyphosate could cross the model membranes under certain conditions. This knowledge will be useful for assessing the impact of this herbicide on human health.

 


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Citation: Vito Librando et al. (2015). In silico study of glyphosate entry into lipid bilayers. Int J Comput Bioinfo In Silico Model 4(6): 743-748

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