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Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde

(Science: chemical) a colourless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.

chemical name: acetaldehyde


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Detoxification

Alcohol is oxidised to acetaldehyde and than probably to acetyl-CoA. Drugs are like hundreds of types, so you must specify or read my previous posts ;)

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by JackBean
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:13 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detoxification
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Re:

... (where pyruvate accepts electrons from NADH directly and becomes lactate), alcoholic fermentation (where pyruvate is first decarboxylated to acetaldehyde which then accepts electrons from NADH to become ethanol) and others (which are much more obscure). So technically, human cells are able ...

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by jwalin
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:26 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fermentation in Plants?
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Fermentation in Plants?

... (where pyruvate accepts electrons from NADH directly and becomes lactate), alcoholic fermentation (where pyruvate is first decarboxylated to acetaldehyde which then accepts electrons from NADH to become ethanol) and others (which are much more obscure). So technically, human cells are able ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:34 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fermentation in Plants?
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Views: 17445

Re: Macromolecules

That should be NAD H as a required cofactor for the reduction. NAD would be used for the reverse reaction (ethanol oxidation to acetaldehyde).

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by blcr11
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:21 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Macromolecules
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Re: Macromolecules

... product is CH3CH2OH. This is not a typical bio chemical reaction involving ethanol, though. More typical would be the ADH-catalyzed reduction of acetaldehyde to ethanol with NAD as a required co-factor. (ADH = alcohol dehydrogenase) Should also point out that the chemical reaction you've listed ...

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by blcr11
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:00 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Macromolecules
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