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Genomics. 1989 Feb;4(2):218-20.

Chromosomal assignment of the alcohol dehydrogenase cluster locus to human chromosome 4q21-23 by in situ hybridization.

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  • 1Department of Biochemical Genetics, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, California 91010.

Abstract

Human class I alcohol dehydrogenase (alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase, EC 1.1.1.1; ADH) is the major enzyme involved in ethanol oxidation. Three highly homologous genes govern the synthesis of three types of subunits which form several ADH isozymes. The locus for class I ADH loci was previously assigned to q21-25 of chromosome 4 by somatic cell hybridization techniques. Analysis of grain positions by in situ hybridization of chromosomes indicated that the ADH cluster locus is on 4q21-23, probably 4q22.

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