Alcohol dehydrogenase activity in mouse brown adipose tissue

D. V. Muralidhara, M. Desautels

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The present work provides evidence for the occurrence of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) in very minute concentration in mice brown adipose tissue (BAT). Mice consuming 10% ethanol for 10 days showed significantly lowered enzyme activity in brown fat while liver ADH activity was increased but not significantly. Measurements of basal and norepinephrine stimulated oxygen consumption of isolated brown adipocytes indicated that the presence of ADH in BAT of mice is unlikely to play any role in ethanol oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology


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