ADH7

(redirected from alcohol dehydrogenase 7 (class IV), mu or sigma polypeptide)

ADH7

A gene on chromosome 4q23-q24 that encodes class-IV alcohol dehydrogenase 7 mu or sigma subunit, which like other alcohol dehydrogenases metabolises various substrates, including ethanol, retinol, other aliphatic alcohols, hydroxysteroids and lipid peroxidation products. ADH7 is inefficient in ethanol oxidation; it is the most active as a retinol dehydrogenase and may participate in synthesising retinoic acid—which is required for cellular differentiation. ADH7 is highly expressed in the stomach.
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