IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerol-2-phosphatase

Reaction: glycerol 2-phosphate + H2O = glycerol + phosphate

Other name(s): β-glycerophosphatase; β-glycerophosphate phosphatase; 2-glycerophosphatase

Systematic name: glycerol-2-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9027-39-8


1. Schmidt, G. Nonspecific acid phosphomonoesterases. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 5, Academic Press, New York, 1961, pp. 37-47.

2. Tsuboi, K.K., Wiener, G. and Hudson, P.B. Acid phosphatase. VII. Yeast phosphomonoesterase; isolation procedure and stability characteristics. J. Biol. Chem. 224 (1957) 621-635.

[EC created 1965]

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