Reaction: glycerol 1-phosphate + H2O = glycerol + phosphate
Other name(s): α-glycerophosphatase; α-glycerol phosphatase; glycerol 3-phosphatase; glycerol-3-phosphate phosphatase; glycerol 3-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Systematic name: glycerol-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: The Dunaliella enzyme acts more rapidly on sn-glycerol 1-phosphate than on the 3-phosphate. The enzyme from yeast also acts on propane-1,2-diol 1-phosphate, but not on a variety of other phosphate esters.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37228-75-4
1. Sussman, I. and Avron, M. Characterization and partial purification of DL-glycerol-1-phosphatase from Dunaliella salina. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 661 (1981) 199-204.