Protein Name sulfotransferase family 2A member 1
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 6822
Gene Symbol

SULT2A1

UniProt Q06520 (ST2A1_HUMAN), A8K015 (A8K015_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 490
Total Number of Articles : 1119
Description

sulfotransferase family 2A member 1

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a member of the sulfotransferase family. Sulfotransferases aid in the metabolism of drugs and endogenous compounds by converting these substances into more hydrophilic water-soluble sulfate conjugates that can be easily excreted. This protein catalyzes the sulfation of steroids and bile acids in the liver and adrenal glands, and may have a role in the inherited adrenal androgen excess in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]

synonyms
  • sulfotransferase 2A1
  • alcohol/hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase
  • bile-salt sulfotranasferase 2A1
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Properties