IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aryl sulfotransferase

Reaction: 3'-phosphoadenylyl sulfate + a phenol = adenosine 3',5'-bisphosphate + an aryl sulfate

3'-phosphoadenylyl sulfate = PAPS

Other name(s): phenol sulfotransferase; sulfokinase; 1-naphthol phenol sulfotransferase; 2-naphtholsulfotransferase; 4-nitrocatechol sulfokinase; arylsulfotransferase; dopamine sulfotransferase; p-nitrophenol sulfotransferase; phenol sulfokinase; ritodrine sulfotransferase; PST; 3'-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate:phenol sulfotransferase

Systematic name: 3'-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate:phenol sulfonotransferase

Comments: A number of aromatic compounds can act as acceptors. Organic hydroxylamines are not substrates (cf. EC tyrosine-ester sulfotransferase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-09-9


1. Romain, Y., Demassieux, S. and Carriere, S. Partial purification and characterization of two isoenzymes involved in the sulfurylation of catecholamines. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 106 (1982) 999-1005. [PMID: 6956338]

2. Sekura, R. and Jakoby, W.B. Phenol sulfotransferases. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 5658-5663. [PMID: 447677]

[EC created 1961, modified 1980]

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