IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sugar-phosphatase

Reaction: sugar phosphate + H2O = sugar + phosphate

Systematic name: sugar-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: Has a wide specificity, acting on aldohexose 1-phosphates, ketohexose 1-phosphates, aldohexose 6-phosphates, ketohexose 6-phosphates, both phosphate ester bonds of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate, phosphoric esters of disaccharides, and on pentose and triose phosphates, but at a slower rate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-07-8


1. Lee, Y.-P., Sowokinos, J.R. and Erwin, M.J. Sugar phosphate phosphohydrolase. I. Substrate specificity, intracellular localization, and purification from Neisseria meningitidis. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 2264-2271. [PMID: 4290224]

[EC created 1972]

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