IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: NAD(P)H sulfur oxidoreductase (CoA-dependent)

Reaction: hydrogen sulfide + NAD(P)+ = sulfur + NAD(P)H + H+

Other name(s): NADPH NSR; S0 reductase; coenzyme A-dependent NADPH sulfur oxidoreductase

Systematic name: hydrogen sulfide:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase (CoA-dependent)

Comments: This FAD-dependent enzyme, characterized from the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus, is responsible for NAD(P)H-linked sulfur reduction. The activity with NADH is about half of that with NADPH. The reaction is dependent on CoA, although the nature of this dependency is not well understood.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Schut, G.J., Bridger, S.L. and Adams, M.W. Insights into the metabolism of elemental sulfur by the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus: characterization of a coenzyme A- dependent NAD(P)H sulfur oxidoreductase. J. Bacteriol. 189 (2007) 4431-4441. [PMID: 17449625]

2. Bridger, S.L., Clarkson, S.M., Stirrett, K., DeBarry, M.B., Lipscomb, G.L., Schut, G.J., Westpheling, J., Scott, R.A. and Adams, M.W. Deletion strains reveal metabolic roles for key elemental sulfur-responsive proteins in Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Bacteriol. 193 (2011) 6498-6504. [PMID: 21965560]

[EC created 2013]

Return to EC 1.8.1 home page
Return to EC 1.8 home page
Return to EC 1 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page