This gene encodes class II alcohol dehydrogenase 4 pi subunit, which is a member of the alcohol dehydrogenase family. Members of this enzyme family metabolize a wide variety of substrates, including ethanol, retinol, other aliphatic alcohols, hydroxysteroids, and lipid peroxidation products. Class II alcohol dehydrogenase is a homodimer composed of 2 pi subunits. It exhibits a high activity for oxidation of long-chain aliphatic alcohols and aromatic alcohols and is less sensitive to pyrazole. This gene is localized to chromosome 4 in the cluster of alcohol dehydrogenase genes.
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Protein Aliases: ADH2; Alcohol dehydrogenase 4; Alcohol dehydrogenase class II; Alcohol dehydrogenase class II pi chain; Alcohol dehydrogenase II; aldehyde reductase; All-trans-retinol dehydrogenase [NAD(+)] ADH4; class II alcohol dehydrogenase, pi subunit; class II type ADH; epididymis secretory protein Li 4
Gene Aliases: Ac1002; ADH-1; ADH-2; Adh2; ADH4; HEL-S-4