Isozymes of Alcohol Dehydrogenase and Aldehyde Dehydrogenase in Japanese and their Role in Alcohol Sensitivity

  • Shoji Harada
  • Dharam P. Agarwal
  • H. Werner Goedde


Racial differences in alcohol sensitivity have been described by many authors (Wolff, 1973; Ewing et al., 1974). Variant forms of alcohol metabolizing enzymes have been proposed to play an important role in sensitivity to alcohol associated with facial flushing and other subjective symptoms (Stamatoyannopoulos et al., 1975; Goedde et al., 1979b; Harada et al., 1979).


Hair Root Isozyme Pattern Facial Flushing Alcohol Sensitivity Scalp Skin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoji Harada
    • 1
  • Dharam P. Agarwal
    • 1
  • H. Werner Goedde
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgWest Germany

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