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Accepted name: 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase
Reaction: 3-mercaptopyruvate + cyanide = pyruvate + thiocyanate
Other name(s): β-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase
Systematic name: 3-mercaptopyruvate:cyanide sulfurtransferase
Comments: Sulfite, sulfinates, mercaptoethanol and mercaptopyruvate can also act as acceptors. The bacterial enzyme is a zinc protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-05-5
1.  Fiedler, H. and Wood, J.L. Specificity studies on the β-mercaptopyruvate-cyanide transsulfuration system. J. Biol. Chem. 222 (1956) 387–397. [PMID: 13367011]
2.  Hylin, J.W. and Wood, J.L. Enzymatic formation of polysulfides from mercaptopyruvate. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2141–2144. [PMID: 13673028]
3.  Sörbo, B.H. Enzymic transfer of sulfur from mercaptopyruvate to sulfite or sulfinates. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 24 (1957) 324–329. [PMID: 13436433]
4.  Vachek, H. and Wood, J.L. Purification and properties of mercaptopyruvate sulfur transferase of Escherichia coli. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 258 (1972) 133–146. [PMID: 4550801]
5.  van den Hamer, C.J.A., Morell, A.G. and Scheinberg, H.I. A study of the copper content of β-mercaptopyruvate trans-sulfurase. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 2514–2516. [PMID: 6026243]
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