Accepted name: taurine dioxygenase
Reaction: taurine + 2-oxoglutarate + O2 = sulfite + aminoacetaldehyde + succinate + CO2
Other name(s): 2-aminoethanesulfonate dioxygenase; α-ketoglutarate-dependent taurine dioxygenase
Systematic name: taurine, 2-oxoglutarate:oxygen oxidoreductase (sulfite-forming)
Comments: Requires FeII. The enzyme from Escherichia coli also acts on pentanesulfonate, 3-(N-morpholino)propanesulfonate and 2-(1,3-dioxoisoindolin-2-yl)ethanesulfonate, but at lower rates.
1.  Eichhorn, E., Van Der Poeg, J.R., Kertesz, M.A. and Leisinger, T. Characterization of α-ketoglutarate-dependent taurine dioxygenase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 272 (1997) 23031–23036. [PMID: 9287300]
[EC created 2000]