Summary

ADH1B encodes for the enzyme Alcohol dehydrogenase 1B. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the alcohol dehydrogenase family. Members of the alcohol dehydrogenase family break down a wide variety of things, including alcohol, vitamin A/retinol, other aliphatic alcohols, hydroxysteroids, and lipid peroxidation products (R).

It is associated with higher risk for alcohol dependence (R). 


Protein names

Recommended name:

Alcohol dehydrogenase 1B

Alternative name(s):

Alcohol dehydrogenase subunit beta

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