Literature associating ADH7 and substance dependence
Alcohol dehydrogenase 7 (class IV), mu or sigma polypeptide; Could function in retinol oxidation for the synthesis of retinoic acid, a hormone important for cellular differentiation. Medium-chain (octanol) and aromatic (m-nitrobenzaldehyde) compounds are the best substrates. Ethanol is not a good substrate but at the high ethanol concentrations reached in the digestive tract, it plays a role in the ethanol oxidation and contributes to the first pass ethanol metabolism; Alcohol dehydrogenases
Synonyms: ADH7, ADH7p, hADH7, B4DWS1, C9JP14 ...