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Recent developments on the genetics of alcohol use

...n the concentration and elimination of alcohol and acetaldehyde in the blood after heavy drinking, and may also he...aldehyde, and ALDH is responsible for metabolizing acetaldehyde into acetate and water." If acetaldehyde, a volatile and toxic compound, is not quickly converted a...

Acetaldehyde may be the culprit behind hangovers

...active ALDH2 do not appear to be able to eliminate acetaldehyde from their systems, which increases their suscepti...ng Japanese workers has found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde the first product of alcohol metabolism leads to hangovers in individuals with a particular genoty...

Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers

...al compounds essential for cell growth react with acetaldehyde to trigger a series of reactions that damage DNA, ...found the polyamines facilitated the conversion of acetaldehyde into crotonaldehyde (CrA), an environmental pollutant that has been shown to cause cancer in animals...

Chemical link indicated between drinking and certain cancers

...olized in the body to form a suspected carcinogen, acetaldehyde (AA). Then the picture gets hazier. AA is known to react with 2'-deoxyguanosine (dG)--one of the chemical components of DNA--however, the main product does not appear to be mutagenic in mammals. It also is known that AA can react with DNA to produce ...

Cysteine containing chewing gum for the prevention of upper digestive tract cancers?

...e tract to acetaldehyde, and they have proved that acetaldehyde exposure can be markedly prevented by a tablet tha...normal human digestive tract flora produce locally acetaldehyde from ethanol and that this may expose them for an increased risk of digestive tract cancers. The hy...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 25, 2006

...ct molecular evidence supporting that link between acetaldehyde and alcohol-related cancers. In a report published...e little aldehyde dehydrogenase and high levels of acetaldehyde build up in their blood after alcohol consumption. Millions of people have the gene variant, which ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 13, 2006

...ol from the wipes into unacceptably high levels of acetaldehyde in cabin air. Alcohol also can get into cabin air from other hygienic products, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and medicines, the researchers note. ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "PTR-MS Assessment of Photocatalytic and Sorption-Based Purificati...

A form of the alcohol dehydrogenase gene may protect Afro-Trinidadians from developing alcoholism

...disease most likely because it increases levels of acetaldehyde if an individual with the allele does drink. Alc...s aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which breaks down acetaldehyde to acetate, a relatively nontoxic compound." Ehlers said that most people do not realize that peop...

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