Accepted name: (2S)-3-sulfopropanediol sulfolyase
Reaction: (2S)-2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate = hydroxyacetone + sulfite
Glossary: (2S)-2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate = (2S)-3-sulfopropanediol
Other name(s): DHPS sulfolyase; hpsG (gene name)
Systematic name: (2S)-2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate sulfite-lyase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the human gut bacterium Bilophila wadsworthia, contains a glycyl radical that is generated by a dedicated activating enzyme via chemistry involving S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) and a [4Fe-4S] cluster.
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[EC created 2021]