Reaction: D-glucose 6-phosphate + H2O = D-glucose + phosphate
Other name(s): glucose 6-phosphate phosphatase
Systematic name: D-glucose-6-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: Wide distribution in animal tissues. Also catalyses potent transphosphorylations from carbamoyl phosphate, hexose phosphates, diphosphate, phosphoenolpyruvate and nucleoside di- and triphosphates, to D-glucose, D-mannose, 3-methyl-D-glucose or 2-deoxy-D-glucose [cf. EC 220.127.116.11 (phosphoramidatehexose phosphotransferase), EC 18.104.22.168 (diphosphateglycerol phosphotransferase) and EC 22.214.171.124 (phosphoamidase)].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9001-39-2
1. Anchors, J.M. and Karnovsky, N.L. Purification of cerebral glucose-6-phosphatase. An enzyme involved in sleep. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 6408-6416. [PMID: 169241]
2. Colilla, W., Jorgenson, R.A. and Nordlie, R.C. Mammalian carbamyl phosphate : glucose phosphotransferase and glucose-6-phosphate phosphohydrolase: extended tissue distribution. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 377 (1975) 117. [PMID: 164220]
3. Nordlie, R.C. Glucose-6-phosphatase, hydrolytic and synthetic activities. In: Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1971, pp. 543-610.
4. Nordlie, R.C. Metabolic regulation by multifunctional glucose-6-phosphatase. Curr. Top. Cell. Regul. 8 (1974) 33. [PMID: 4370737]