Microbial metabolism of ethanol and acetaldehyde and clinical consequences.

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Many bacteria possess marked alcohol dehydrogenase activity and in the presence of ethanol they produce reactive and toxic acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde production mediated by microbial alcohol dehydrogenases has been demonstrated in the oropharynx and bronchopulmonary washings. Also the most important gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori, and many skin… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/13556219772840

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