Aliases for SULT2B1 Gene
External Ids for SULT2B1 Gene
Sulfotransferase enzymes catalyze the sulfate conjugation of many hormones, neurotransmitters, drugs, and xenobiotic compounds. These cytosolic enzymes are different in their tissue distributions and substrate specificities. The gene structure (number and length of exons) is similar among family members. This gene sulfates dehydroepiandrosterone but not 4-nitrophenol, a typical substrate for the phenol and estrogen sulfotransferase subfamilies. Two alternatively spliced variants that encode different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SULT2B1 Gene
SULT2B1 (Sulfotransferase Family, Cytosolic, 2B, Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Vitamin A and carotenoid metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include steroid sulfotransferase activity and alcohol sulfotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is SULT1B1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SULT2B1 Gene
Sulfotransferase that utilizes 3-phospho-5-adenylyl sulfate (PAPS) as sulfonate donor to catalyze the sulfate conjugation of many hormones, neurotransmitters, drugs and xenobiotic compounds. Sulfonation increases the water solubility of most compounds, and therefore their renal excretion, but it can also result in bioactivation to form active metabolites. Sulfates hydroxysteroids like DHEA. Isoform 1 preferentially sulfonates cholesterol, and isoform 2 avidly sulfonates pregnenolone but not cholesterol.