IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerol-1-phosphatase

Reaction: glycerol 1-phosphate + H2O = glycerol + phosphate

Other name(s): α-glycerophosphatase; α-glycerol phosphatase; glycerol 3-phosphatase; glycerol-3-phosphate phosphatase; glycerol 3-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Systematic name: glycerol-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: The Dunaliella enzyme acts more rapidly on sn-glycerol 1-phosphate than on the 3-phosphate. The enzyme from yeast also acts on propane-1,2-diol 1-phosphate, but not on a variety of other phosphate esters.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37228-75-4


1. Sussman, I. and Avron, M. Characterization and partial purification of DL-glycerol-1-phosphatase from Dunaliella salina. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 661 (1981) 199-204.

[EC created 1972, modified 1986]

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