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Information on EC 3.1.3.1 - alkaline phosphatase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.3 Phosphoric-monoester hydrolases
                3.1.3.1 alkaline phosphatase
IUBMB Comments
Wide specificity. Also catalyses transphosphorylations. The human placental enzyme is a zinc protein. Some enzymes hydrolyse diphosphate (cf. EC 3.6.1.1 inorganic diphosphatase)
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Archaea, Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
ap, bone alkaline phosphatase, placental alkaline phosphatase, alpase, apase, intestinal alkaline phosphatase, tnsalp, phosphomonoesterase, secreted alkaline phosphatase, bone specific alkaline phosphatase, more
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LITERATURE
a phosphate monoester + H2O = an alcohol + phosphate
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