Developmental Variation in the Isoenzymes of Human Liver and Gastric Alcohol Dehydrogenase

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Science  08 Jan 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3966, pp. 71-73
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3966.71


The isoenzyme patterns of alcohol dehydrogenase from human liver and stomach are different in the fetal, newborn, childhood, and adult periods of life. This provides additional evidence that the fetal and adult alcohol dehydrogenases are qualitatively different. Gastric and hepatic isoenzyme patterns also differed from each other.

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