IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cerebroside-sulfatase

Reaction: A cerebroside 3-sulfate + H2O = a cerebroside + sulfate

Other name(s): arylsulfatase A; cerebroside sulfate sulfatase

Systematic name: cerebroside-3-sulfate 3-sulfohydrolase

Comments: Hydrolyses galactose-3-sulfate residues in a number of lipids. Also hydrolyses ascorbate 2-sulfate and many phenol sulfates.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-68-2


1. Mehl, E. and Jatzkewitz, H. A cerebrosidesulfatase from swine kidney. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 339 (1964) 260-276. [PMID: 5829234]

2. Roy, A.B. Sulphatases, lysosomes and disease. Aust. J. Exp. Biol. Med. Sci. 54 (1976) 111-135. [PMID: 13772]

[EC created 1972]

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