IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucose-1-phosphatase

Reaction: α-D-glucose 1-phosphate + H2O = D-glucose + phosphate

Other Name(s): D-glucose-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Systematic name: α-D-glucose-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on D-galactose 1-phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-38-1


1. Faulkner, P. A hexose-1-phosphatase in silkworm blood. Biochem. J. 60 (1955) 590-596.

2. Turner, D.H. and Turner, J.F. The hydrolysis of glucose monophosphates by a phosphatase preparation from pea seeds. Biochem. J. 74 (1960) 486-491.

[EC created 1961]

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