Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity in alcoholism.

  title={Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity in alcoholism.},
  author={Chih Chung Lin and James M. Potter and Esteban Mezey},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={8 6},
Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity was determined in 44 chronic alcoholic patients within 18-36 hr after discontinuation of chronic alcohol intake and in 20 nonalcoholic controls. The enzyme activity was decreased to 4.98 +/- 0.52 mlU/mg of protein in the alcoholics as compared with a value of 8.25 +/- 1.29 mlU/mg of protein in the controls (p less than 0.05). The level of the enzyme activity did not correlate significantly with the daily quantity of alcohol consumption or the degree… CONTINUE READING


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