IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sulfoacetaldehyde acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl phosphate + sulfite = 2-sulfoacetaldehyde + phosphate

Glossary: 2-sulfoacetaldehyde = 2-oxoethanesulfonate

Other name(s): Xsc

Systematic name: acetyl-phosphate:sulfite S-acetyltransferase (acyl-phosphate hydrolysing, 2-oxoethyl-forming)

Comments: The reaction occurs in the reverse direction to that shown above. Requires Mg2+.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 56941-15-2


1. Ruff, J, Denger, K. and Cook, A.M. Sulphoacetaldehyde acetyltransferase yields acetyl phosphate: purification from Alcaligenes defragrans and gene clusters in taurine degradation. Biochem. J. 369 (2003) 275-285. [PMID: 12358600]

[EC created 2003]

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