AskDefine | Define sulfatase

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Noun

  1. Any of several enzymes, in animals and bacteria, which catalyze the hydrolysis of organic sulfates.

Extensive Definition

Sulfatases are esterase enzymes which remove sulfate from a variety of substrates by hydrolyzing various sulfate esters.
The following sulfatases were shown to be structurally related based on their sequence homology:

Human proteins containing this domain

ARSA; ARSB; ARSD; ARSE; ARSF; ARSG; ARSH; ARSI; ARSJ; ARSK; GALNS; GNS; IDS; PIGG; SGSH; STS; SULF1; SULF2;
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