Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity in alcoholic subjects and its value as a marker for hepatic aldehyde dehydrogenase in subjects with and without liver disease.

@article{Matthewson1986ErythrocyteAD,
  title={Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity in alcoholic subjects and its value as a marker for hepatic aldehyde dehydrogenase in subjects with and without liver disease.},
  author={Kai von Fintel Lisa Matthewson and Christopher Oswold Record},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1986},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={295-9}
}
Erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity was assayed in actively drinking alcoholics, patients with alcoholic liver disease who claimed to be abstaining, patients with non-alcoholic liver disorders and normal controls. Hepatic cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenase was also assayed in the majority of the subjects. Actively drinking alcoholics had significantly lower erythrocyte aldehyde dehydrogenase activity than controls (P less than 0.01) but abstaining alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic… CONTINUE READING