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Studies of a Chemical Measure of Acetaldehyde Adduct Formation

  • Charles M. Peterson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 206)


Two of the major problems in alcohol research and treatment have been: 1) a lack of objective criteria with which to characterize the condition; and 2) the lack of a biochemical basis by which the numerous secondary sequelae of the disease can be explained. Recent studies make it feasible to address these problems using a biochemical approach since it appears that hemoglobin and other proteins combine with acetaldehyde to form a number of stable protein-acetaldehyde adducts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles M. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Sansum Medical Research FoundationSanta BarbaraUSA

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