ALCOHOL METABOLISM

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ALCOHOL METABOLISM Alcohol is toxic and needs to be neutralized by the body In breaking down ethanol, we create byproducts that can be used to produce  energy  Fate of Ethanol Alcohol dehydrogenase - enzyme that converts alcohol to acetaldehyde  If you have the slow version, alcohol lasts longer in your system before being  converted   more likely to become addicted Fast conversion of ethanol gives some protection against it harmful effects Acetaldehyde - first product of alcohol breakdown Responsible for the flushing effect people may feel when drinking alcohol Causes oxidative damage  Acetate (acetic acid) - second product of alcohol breakdown. Further converted  to fat. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase-  enzyme that converts acetaldehyde to acetate  (catalyzes this reaction) Slow version   acetaldehyde persists longer in the system   unpleasant effects  linger Acetate is converted into fat and stored as adipose
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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