Aliases for ADH6 Gene
External Ids for ADH6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADH6 Gene
This gene encodes class V alcohol dehydrogenase, which is a member of the alcohol dehydrogenase family. Members of this family metabolize a wide variety of substrates, including ethanol, retinol, other aliphatic alcohols, hydroxysteroids, and lipid peroxidation products. This gene is expressed in the stomach as well as in the liver, and it contains a glucocorticoid response element upstream of its 5' UTR, which is a steroid hormone receptor binding site. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ADH6 Gene
ADH6 (Alcohol Dehydrogenase 6 (Class V)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ADH6 include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Alcohol Dependence. Among its related pathways are noradrenaline and adrenaline degradation and Tryptophan metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and alcohol dehydrogenase (NAD) activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADH1B.