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Accepted name: acid phosphatase
Reaction: a phosphate monoester + H2O = an alcohol + phosphate
Other name(s): acid phosphomonoesterase; phosphomonoesterase; glycerophosphatase; acid monophosphatase; acid phosphohydrolase; acid phosphomonoester hydrolase; uteroferrin; acid nucleoside diphosphate phosphatase; orthophosphoric-monoester phosphohydrolase (acid optimum)
Systematic name: phosphate-monoester phosphohydrolase (acid optimum)
Comments: Wide specificity. Also catalyses transphosphorylations.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-77-8
1.  Joyce, B.K. and Grisolia, S. Purification and properties of a nonspecific acid phosphatase from wheat germ. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 2278–2281. [PMID: 14408027]
2.  Kuo, M.-H. and Blumenthal, H.J. Purification and properties of an acid phosphomonoesterase from Neurospora crassa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 52 (1961) 13–29. [DOI] [PMID: 14460641]
3.  Tsuboi, K.K., Wiener, G. and Hudson, P.B. Acid phosphatase. VII. Yeast phosphomonoesterase; isolation procedure and stability characteristics. J. Biol. Chem. 224 (1957) 621–635. [PMID: 13405892]
[EC created 1961]

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