arylsulfatasemedical dictionary


<cell biology> Enzyme that catalyze the hydrolysis of a phenol sulfate to yield a phenol and sulfate. Some arylsulfatases are inhibited by sulfate (type II) and some are not (type I).

Aryl sulfatase A, B, and C have been separated. A deficiency of arylsulfatases is one of the causes of metachromatic leukodystrophy (leukodystrophy, metachromatic).

Chemical name: Aryl-sulfate sulfohydrolase

Registry number: EC

Synonyms: sulfatase.

(12 Dec 1998)