Acetaldehyde: Biochemistry, Applications and Safety Concerns

Madeline Stone (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

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Health consequences derived from alcohol drinking are a problem of increasing relevance worldwide. Ethanol toxicity is due essentially to its biotransformation products, acetaldehyde and different types of free radicals, which cause oxidative stress. Given that acetaldehyde and free radicals are highly reactive species is important to consider that, if generated in situ in a target tissue, they may cause toxicity. This book discusses the biochemistry, applications and safety concerns of acetaldehyde (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Acetaldehyde in Alcoholic Liver Disease (pp. 1-40)
Wei Zhong and Zhanxiang Zhou (Center for Translational Biomedical Research, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, United States)

Chapter 2 - Acetaldehyde and Ion Channels (pp. 41-78)
Astrid G. Handlechner, Thomas M. Weiger and Anton Hermann (University of Salzburg, Dept. Cell Biology, Div. Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology, Salzburg, Austria)
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Chapter 3 - Acetaldehyde Formation and Accumulation: Toxic Effects on Reproductive Target Tissues during Alcohol Drinking (pp. 79-130)
J. A. Castro and G. D. Castro (Centro de Investigaciones Toxicológicas (CEITOX-UNIDEF). CITEDEF, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

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