Reaction: myo-inositol hexakisphosphate + H2O = 1D-myo-inositol 1,2,3,5,6-pentakisphosphate + phosphate
Other name(s): 6-phytase (name based on 1L-numbering system and not 1D-numbering); phytase; phytate 6-phosphatase; myo-inositol-hexakisphosphate 6-phosphohydrolase (name based on 1L-numbering system and not 1D-numbering)
Systematic name: myo-inositol-hexakisphosphate 4-phosphohydrolase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-89-2
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