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sulfatase

 [sul´fah-tās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sulfate esters.

sul·fa·tase

(sŭl'fă-tās),
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. Synonym(s): arylsulfatase

sulfatase

(sŭl′fə-tās′)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfate esters and are found in animal tissues and bacteria.

sul·fa·tase

(sŭl'fă-tās)
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.
2. Synonym(s): arylsulfatase, sulphatase.
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There were no apparent changes in liver morphology, suggesting that the observed effects on lysosomal proteases and sulfatases were not a consequence of STZ toxicity.
As depicted in Figures 1 and 3, sulfonation of E2 forms inactive estradiol sulfate (E2S), which can be reactivated following removal of the sulfate by the cytosolic estrogen sulfatase STS.
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The circumstances under which sponge cell adhesion might be influenced by these enzyme activities or their products are unclear, but may be clarified by experiments using sulfo-T inhibitors or sulfatases, or calibrations of enzyme product responses by sponge cells after the manipulation of environmental sulfate (7).
This is especially important given that conjugated [E.sub.3] is several-fold higher in concentration than u[E.sub.3], and sulfatases and glucuronidases that convert conjugated [E.sub.3] to u[E.sub.3] may be present in serum samples.
The sulfonation of E2 makes the compound more soluble for renal excretion as well as for the creation of inactive stores of sulfated E2 that can be desulfated by steroid sulfatases (Coughtrie et al.
The sulfatases ID2S, GAL6S, and GAL4S are inhibited by the relatively high concentrations of free sulfate and phosphate in blood, and therefore the buffer contained metal cations that caused precipitation of these anions without reducing the activity of the nonsulfatases.
Because carrageenan is heavily sulfated (up to 40% by weight), bacterial sulfatases and sulfate reductases can produce hydrogen sulfide gas or H[S.sup.-] from carrageenan.
A similar situation exists for some of the lysosomal sulfatases in which the fluorescent substrate 4-methylumbelliferyl sulfate can be hydrolyzed by a number of sulfatases.