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Polymorphism of Alcohol Dehydrogenase Genes in Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Individuals from Valencia (Spain)


Carmen Nájera, Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Valencia, Dr. Moliner, 50, ES-46100 Burjassot, Valencia (Spain). E-mail: Carmen.Najera@uv.es


Polymorphisms in the two variable ADHloci (ADH2 and ADH3) were analyzed in two groups (alcoholics and nonalcoholics) from a Spanish population. The frequencies were similar to those reported for other Causcasian groups. ADH2-1 and ADH3-1 genotypes were more frequent in alcoholics than in nonalcoholics, but the differences were not significant.