Aliases for STS Gene
External Ids for STS Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for STS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for STS Gene
This gene encodes a multi-pass membrane protein that is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum. It belongs to the sulfatase family and hydrolyzes several 3-beta-hydroxysteroid sulfates, which serve as metabolic precursors for estrogens, androgens, and cholesterol. Mutations in this gene are associated with X-linked ichthyosis (XLI). Alternatively spliced transcript variants resulting from the use of different promoters have been described for this gene (PMID:17601726). [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]
GeneCards Summary for STS Gene
STS (Steroid Sulfatase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with STS include Ichthyosis, X-Linked and Ichthyosis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Gamma carboxylation, hypusine formation and arylsulfatase activation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sulfuric ester hydrolase activity and steryl-sulfatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ARSE.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STS Gene
Conversion of sulfated steroid precursors to estrogens during pregnancy.