Alterations in Phospholipid Composition in Ethanol Tolerance and Dependence

John M. Littleton, Geryk R. John, Susan J. Grieve

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Mammalian cells may retain a limited capacity to alter membrane phospholipid fatty acid composition. This may play a role in adaptation to the presence of ethanol (cellular tolerance) and in the response to the removal of ethanol and the withdrawal syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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