IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycosulfatase

Reaction: D-glucose 6-sulfate + H2O = D-glucose + sulfate

Other name(s): glucosulfatase

Systematic name: sugar-sulfate sulfohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on other sulfates of monosaccharides and disaccharides and on adenosine 5'-sulfate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9025-61-0


1. Dodgson, K.S. Glycosulphatase: observations on the activity of partially purified preparations towards the sulphate esters of certain monosaccharides and steroids. Biochem. J. 78 (1961) 324-333.

2. Egami, F. and Takahaski, N. Syntheses of adenosinesulfuric acids. Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 28 (1955) 666-668.

3. Roy, A.B. The synthesis and hydrolysis of sulfate esters. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 22 (1960) 205-235.

[EC created 1961]

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