ADH6 (alcohol dehydrogenase 6), also known as ADH-5, is a 368 amino acid member of the class V zinc-containing alcohol dehydrogenase family. This family of enzymes functions to metabolize a wide variety of substrates such as retinol, hydroxysteroids, ethanol, aliphatic alcohols and lipid peroxidation products. Localized to the cytoplasm and expressed in the stomach and liver, ADH6 catalyzes the reversible oxidation of alcohols to their corresponding aldehydes or ketones and is able to bind two zinc ions as cofactors. ADH6 contains a glucocorticoid response element upstream of its 5' UTR which is thought to be a steroid binding site, suggesting that expression of ADH6 may be under hormonal control. Multiple isoforms of ADH6 exist due to alternative splicing events.
Synonyms: ADH 5, ADH 6, Adh6, ADH6_HUMAN, Alcohol dehydrogenase 6 class V, Alcohol dehydrogenase 6, Aldehyde reductase, Class V alcohol dehydrogenase 6, UDP GLUCURONOSYLTRANSFERASE 2B10 PRECURSOR, MICROSOMAL.