Reaction: α-D-galactose 1-phosphate + H2O = D-galactose + phosphate
Systematic name: α-D-galactose-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: The human enzyme also has the activity of EC 126.96.36.199, inositol-phosphate phosphatase. The enzyme has very low activity with L-galactose 1-phosphate (cf. EC 188.8.131.52, L-galactose 1-phosphate phosphatase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Parthasarathy, R., Parthasarathy, L. and Vadnal, R. Brain inositol monophosphatase identified as a galactose 1-phosphatase. Brain Res. 778 (1997) 99-106. [PMID: 9462881]