ESS2 5 - A fast ADH enzyme or a slow ALDH enzyme can cause...

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The Genetics Behind Addiction Non-smokers are more likely than smokers to carry a “protective gene, CYP2A6 , which causes them to feel more nausea and dizziness from smoking. Increased expression of the Mpdz gene results in mice experiencing less severe withdrawal symptoms from sedative-hypnotic drugs such as barbiturates
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The Genetics Behind Addiction Mice bred to lack the serotonin receptor gene Htr1b are more attracted to cocaine and alcohol. The A1 allele of the dopamine receptor gene DRD2 is more common in people addicted to alcohol or cocaine Alcoholism is rare in people with a specific copy of ALDH .
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Alcoholism and Enzymes ADH= Alcohol Dehydrogenase ALDH= Aldehyde Dehydrogenase * *toxic
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Unformatted text preview: A fast ADH enzyme or a slow ALDH enzyme can cause toxic acetaldehyde to build up in the body. This may affect an individual’s risk for various alcohol-related problems—such as developing alcoholism More to the story…-Anxiety -Brain waves differ in alcoholics and even their non-alcoholic children compared to non-alcoholic families.-Impulsivity characteristics have a genetic influence-ENVIRONMENT! Notes http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/pharma/ http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/science/gene-env/docs/ gesymp03.pdf http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA72/AA72.htm http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20040526/researchers-identify-alcoholism-gene...
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