Reaction: diphosphate + H2O = 2 phosphate
Systematic name: diphosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: Specificity varies with the source and with the activating metal ion. The enzyme from some sources may be identical with EC 220.127.116.11 (alkaline phosphatase) or EC 18.104.22.168 (glucose-6-phosphatase). A form of this enzyme with a molecular mass of about 90 kDa is found in tonoplasts of plants and fungi, where it imports protons from the cytosol into the vacuolar lumen.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-82-2
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