Cysteine desulfuration protein SufE (IPR023939)

Short name: Cysteine_desulfuration_SufE

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Cysteine desulphuration protein SufE participates in cysteine desulphuration mediated by SufS. Cysteine desulphuration mobilizes sulphur from L-cysteine to yield L-alanine and constitutes an essential step in sulphur metabolism for biosynthesis of a variety of sulphur-containing biomolecules. SufE functions as a sulphur acceptor for sufS, by mediating the direct transfer of the sulphur atom from the S-sulphanylcysteine of sufS, an intermediate product of cysteine desulphuration process [PMID: 12876288, PMID: 12941942, PMID: 14644425]

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0016226 iron-sulfur cluster assembly
GO:0006790 sulfur compound metabolic process

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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