Alcoholism pp 95-99 | Cite as

Cloning and Characterization of New Alcohol Dehydrogenase and Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Isozymes

  • A. Yoshida
  • L. Hsu
  • M. Yasunami
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 206)


Large numbers of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) isozymes have been found in humans and other mammals. These enzymes oxidize varieties of alcohols and aldehydes, and play a role, not only in alcohol detoxification, but also in the metabolism of drugs, neurotransmitters and other endogenous biologically active alcohols and aldehydes.


Alcohol Dehydrogenase Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Primary Amino Acid Sequence Code Nucleotide Sequence Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Gene 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yoshida
    • 1
  • L. Hsu
    • 1
  • M. Yasunami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemical GeneticsBeckman Research Institute of the City of HopeDuarteUSA

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