Answer to Question #247178 in Biochemistry for astherielle

Question #247178

What is the role of LDH in alcohol metabolism in the liver?


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2021-10-06T14:19:02-0400

The high levels of alcohol dehydrogenase in our liver and stomach detoxify about one stiff drink each hour. The alcohol is converted to acetaldehyde, an even more toxic molecule, which is then quickly converted into acetate and other molecules that are easily utilized by our cells.


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