Ethanol, the choline requirement, methylation and liver injury

Anthony J. Barak, Dean J. Tuma, Harriet C. Beckenhauer

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Abstract

The findings obtained in this laboratory and others over the past decade are discussed in order to formulate a thesis, indicating the adverse action of ethanol on a vital methylation process in the liver. Evidence is shown that the rat may have a means of compensating for this impairment in methylation whereas humans do not have this same ability to protect against this action of ethanol. These considerations may offer a basis of why rats are apparently more resistant to alcoholic liver injury than humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-791
Number of pages3
JournalLife Sciences
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 1985

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Methylation
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Ethanol
Wounds and Injuries

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Ethanol, the choline requirement, methylation and liver injury. / Barak, Anthony J.; Tuma, Dean J.; Beckenhauer, Harriet C.

In: Life Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 9, 02.09.1985, p. 789-791.

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Barak, Anthony J. ; Tuma, Dean J. ; Beckenhauer, Harriet C. / Ethanol, the choline requirement, methylation and liver injury. In: Life Sciences. 1985 ; Vol. 37, No. 9. pp. 789-791.
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