active sulfate -->
adenosine 3'-phosphate 5'-phosphosulfate
medical dictionary

3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate;an intermediate in the formation of urinary ethereal sulfates, notable for containing a "high energy" sulfate bond; the 3'-OH of adenosine is replaced by -OPO3H2, the 5'-OH by -OP(O2H)-OSO3H.

Synonyms: active sulfate.

Acronym: PAPS

(05 Mar 2000)