Human platelet phenolsulfotransferases: cDNA cloning, stable expression in V79 cells and identification of a novel allelic variant of the phenol-sulfating form

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1995 Mar 17;208(2):855-62. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1995.1414.


We have isolated cDNA clones encoding phenol- and monoamine-sulfating phenolsulfotransferases, using the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction method with human platelet mRNA as template. These cDNAs were stably expressed in the Chinese hamster fibroblast cell line V79 and their substrate specificities towards known sulfotransferase isoenzyme-selective compounds determined. The nucleotide and derived amino acid sequences of the monoamine-sulfating form were identical to those previously identified in human liver and brain, but the cDNA for the human platelet phenol-sulfating form we isolated contained 5 and 2 amino acid changes from the two previously published sequences from human liver and brain, suggesting that we have identified a new allelic variant of human phenol-sulfating phenolsulfotransferase.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Arylsulfotransferase / genetics*
  • Arylsulfotransferase / metabolism
  • Base Sequence
  • Blood Platelets / enzymology*
  • Cricetinae
  • Cricetulus
  • DNA Primers / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Recombinant Proteins / metabolism
  • Substrate Specificity
  • Transfection


  • DNA Primers
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Arylsulfotransferase

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X84653
  • GENBANK/X84654