IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: maltose 6'-phosphate phosphatase

Reaction: maltose 6'-phosphate + H2O = maltose + phosphate

Other name(s): maltose 6'-P phosphatase; mapP (gene name)

Systematic name: maltose 6'-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme from the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis also has activity with the sucrose isomer turanose 6'-phosphate (α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)-D-fructose 6-phosphate).

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1. Mokhtari, A., Blancato, V.S., Repizo, G.D., Henry, C., Pikis, A., Bourand, A., de Fatima Alvarez, M., Immel, S., Mechakra-Maza, A., Hartke, A., Thompson, J., Magni, C. and Deutscher, J. Enterococcus faecalis utilizes maltose by connecting two incompatible metabolic routes via a novel maltose 6'-phosphate phosphatase (MapP). Mol. Microbiol. 88 (2013) 234-253. [PMID: 23490043]

[EC created 2013]

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