IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: thiosulfate sulfurtransferase

Reaction: thiosulfate + cyanide = sulfite + thiocyanate

Other name(s): thiosulfate cyanide transsulfurase; thiosulfate thiotransferase; rhodanese; rhodanase

Systematic name: thiosulfate:cyanide sulfurtransferase

Comments: A few other sulfur compounds can act as donors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-04-4


1. Sörbo, B.H. Crystalline rhodanese. I. Purification and physicochemical examination. Acta Chem. Scand. 7 (1953) 1129-1136.

2. Sörbo, B.H. Crystalline rhodanese. II. The enzyme catalyzed reaction. Acta Chem. Scand. 7 (1953) 1137-1145.

3. Westley, J. and Green, J.R. Crystalline beef kidney rhodanese. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2325-2326.

[EC created 1961]

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