Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits alcohol dehydrogenase (NAD+) activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including behavioral response to ethanol; ethanol catabolic process; and retinoid metabolic process. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in alcohol use disorder; late onset Parkinson's disease; and pancreatic cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; endocrine gland; nose; reproductive system; and urinary system. Orthologous to several human genes including ADH1B (alcohol dehydrogenase 1B (class I), beta polypeptide).