EC - Alcohol sulfotransferase

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Accepted name:
alcohol sulfotransferase
Other names:
3-hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase
3β-hydroxy steroid sulfotransferase
3β-hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase
5α-androstenol sulfotransferase
Δ5-3β-hydroxysteroid sulfokinase
alcohol/hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase
cholesterol sulfotransferase
dehydroepiandrosterone sulfotransferase
estrogen sulfokinase
estrogen sulfotransferase
hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase
steroid alcohol sulfotransferase
steroid sulfokinase
steroid sulfotransferase
sterol sulfokinase
sterol sulfotransferase
Systematic name:
3'-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate:alcohol sulfotransferase



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).

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004027
CAS Registry Number: 9032-76-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (17) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Lyon, E.S. and Jakoby, W.B.
    The identity of alcohol sulfotransferases with hydroxysteroid sulfotransferases.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 202 : 474-481 (1980). [PMID: 6935986]
  2. Lyon, E.S., Marcus, C.J., Wang, J.-L. and Jakoby, W.B.
    Hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase.
    Methods Enzymol. 77 : 206-213 (1981). [PMID: 6173569]

[EC created 1961, modified 1980]