Glycoconjugates in the detection of alcohol abuse.

  title={Glycoconjugates in the detection of alcohol abuse.},
  author={Napoleon Waszkiewicz and Sławomir Dariusz Szajda and Alina Kępka and Agata Szulc and Krzysztof Zwierz},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={39 1},
Up to 30% of all hospital admissions and health-care costs may be attributable to alcohol abuse. Ethanol, its oxidative metabolites, acetaldehyde and ROS (reactive oxygen species), non-oxidative metabolites of alcohol [e.g. FAEEs (fatty acid ethyl esters)] and the ethanol-water competition mechanism are all involved in the deregulation of glycoconjugate (glycoprotein, glycolipid and proteoglycan) metabolic processes including biosynthesis, modification, transport, secretion, elimination and… CONTINUE READING