Oxidation Of Ethanol To Ethanal Acetaldehyde

Most of the absorbed alcohol is taken up by the liver. Here, three separate enzyme reactions oxidise the ethanol to ethanal.

ch3cho

Ethanal

NADH+H+

1) Alcohol Dehydrogenase

2H2O

ch3cho

Ethanal

NADH+H+

1) Alcohol Dehydrogenase

Figure 13.1 Pathway as described by Newsholme and Leech 1990. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley & Sons Limited

CH3CHO 3) Catalase Oxidising System CH3CHO

Eth3anal Eth3anal

Figure 13.1 Pathway as described by Newsholme and Leech 1990. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley & Sons Limited

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