sulfatase
1. Trivial name for enzymes in EC group 3.1.6, the sulfuric ester hydrolases, which catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters (sulfates) to the corresponding alcohols plus inorganic sulfate; includes aryl-, sterol, glycol-, chondroitin, choline-, cellulose, cerebroside, and chondro- sulfatases. 2. SYN: arylsulfatase.
- multiple s. deficiency an inherited disorder (autosomal recessive) in which there is a failure to hydrolyze sulfatides and sulfated mucopolysaccharides; this failure leads to their accumulation in neural and extraneural tissues, causing demyelination, sulfatiduria, facial and skeletal dysmorphism, etc.

* * *

sul·fa·tase or chiefly Brit sul·pha·tase 'səl-fə-.tās, -.tāz n any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms

* * *

sul·fa·tase (sulґfə-tās) 1. a term used in the recommended and trivial names for the sulfuric ester hydrolases [EC 3.1.6], which catalyze the cleavage of inorganic sulfate from sulfate esters to form alcohols. 2. arylsulfatase.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sulfatase — [sylfatɑz] n. f. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de sulfate, et ase. ❖ ♦ Chim., biol. Enzyme qui active l hydrolyse d un ester sulfurique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sulfatase — Pfam box Symbol = Sulfatase Name = width =200 caption =Steryl sulfatase Pfam= PF00884 InterPro= IPR000917 SMART= PROSITE = PDOC00117 SCOP = 1auk TCDB = OPM family= 24 OPM protein= 1p49 PDB=PDB3|1fsu :43 486 PDB3|1hdhB:3 501 PDB3|1p49A:25… …   Wikipedia

  • sulfatase — /sul feuh tays , tayz /, n. Biochem. any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfuric acid esters. [ < G Sulfatase (1924); see SULFATE, ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulfatase — ˈsəlfəˌtās noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sulfate (I) + ase : any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found especially in invertebrate and other animal tissues and in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulfatase — noun Etymology: 1sulfate Date: 1924 any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms (as bacteria) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sulfatase — noun Any of several enzymes, in animals and bacteria, which catalyze the hydrolysis of organic sulfates …   Wiktionary

  • Sulfatase — Sul|fa|ta|se [↑ ase], die; , n; Syn.: Sulfat Hydrolase: Sammelbez. für Esterasen, die saure Schwefelsäureester, z. B. Sulfatide, spalten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sulfatase — Sul|fa|ta|se die; , n <zu ↑...ase> Enzym, das die Ester der Schwefelsäure spaltet (Biochem.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sulfatase — sul·fat·ase …   English syllables

  • Steroid sulfatase — (microsomal), isozyme S PDB rendering based on 1p49 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”