Accepted name: thiosulfate—thiol sulfurtransferase
Reaction: thiosulfate + 2 glutathione = sulfite + glutathione disulfide + sulfide
Other name(s): glutathione-dependent thiosulfate reductase; sulfane reductase; sulfane sulfurtransferase
Systematic name: thiosulfate:thiol sulfurtransferase
Comments: The primary product is glutathione hydrodisulfide, which reacts with glutathione to give glutathione disulfide and sulfide. L-Cysteine can also act as acceptor.
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[EC created 1982]