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Accepted name: alcohol sulfotransferase
Reaction: 3′-phosphoadenylyl sulfate + an alcohol = adenosine 3′,5′-bisphosphate + an alkyl sulfate
Glossary: 3′-phosphoadenylyl sulfate = PAPS
Other name(s): hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase; 3β-hydroxy steroid sulfotransferase; Δ5-3β-hydroxysteroid sulfokinase; 3-hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase; HST; 5α-androstenol sulfotransferase; cholesterol sulfotransferase; dehydroepiandrosterone sulfotransferase; estrogen sulfokinase; estrogen sulfotransferase; steroid alcohol sulfotransferase; steroid sulfokinase; steroid sulfotransferase; sterol sulfokinase; sterol sulfotransferase; alcohol/hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase; 3β-hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase; 3′-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate:alcohol sulfotransferase
Systematic name: 3′-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate:alcohol sulfonotransferase
Comments: Primary and secondary alcohols, including aliphatic alcohols, ascorbic acid, chloramphenicol, ephedrine and hydroxysteroids, but not phenolic steroids, can act as acceptors (cf. EC steroid sulfotransferase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-76-2
1.  Lyon, E.S. and Jakoby, W.B. The identity of alcohol sulfotransferases with hydroxysteroid sulfotransferases. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 202 (1980) 474–481. [DOI] [PMID: 6935986]
2.  Lyon, E.S., Marcus, C.J., Wang, J.-L. and Jakoby, W.B. Hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase. Methods Enzymol. 77 (1981) 206–213. [PMID: 6173569]
[EC created 1961, modified 1980]

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