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Alcohol Dehydrogenase Wrap Front Dress

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Alcohol Dehydrogenase Wrap Front Dress

  • Made from 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
  • Regular Fit
  • Fully Customizable
  • Machine wash


Alcohol dehydrogenase is a zinc-containing enzyme that plays an important role in the detoxification of alcohol. It is found in liver and stomach tissues, where it helps break down the alcohol that we consume. Alcohol dehydrogenase is capable of breaking down a range of alcohols, allowing our bodies to detoxify and process them. It is composed of two subunits, and quite remarkably, you can mix and match subunits between different forms, creating mixed dimers that are still active.  

The enzyme helps convert alcohol to acetaldehyde, which is then quickly converted into acetate and other molecules that are easily utilised by our cells. This helps to detoxify alcohol and prevent it from causing harm. However, alcohol dehydrogenase can also modify other alcohols, producing dangerous products. For instance, methanol is converted into formaldehyde by alcohol dehydrogenase, causing protein damage and blindness in high doses.  

Alcohol dehydrogenase is also responsible for the production of alcoholic beverages. Yeast and many bacteria build larger alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes that allow them to ferment sugars into ethanol, creating beer and wine. The enzyme is also found in gynaecological, brain, and renal cancers, where it can play a crucial regulatory role in the development of these diseases.  

Overall, alcohol dehydrogenase is an essential enzyme for our bodies, helping us to detoxify and metabolise alcohol. It also plays an important role in the production of alcoholic beverages, as well as in certain forms of cancer.