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Accepted name: glucosylglycerol 3-phosphatase
Reaction: 2-O-(α-D-glucosyl)-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate + H2O = 2-O-(α-D-glucopyranosyl)glycerol + phosphate
Other name(s): salt tolerance protein A; StpA; 2-(β-D-glucosyl)-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate phosphohydrolase (incorrect)
Systematic name: 2-O-(α-D-glucopyranosyl)-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: Acts with EC (glucosylglycerol-phosphate synthase) to form glucosylglycerol, an osmolyte that endows cyanobacteria with resistance to salt.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 161515-14-6
1.  Hagemann, M. and Erdmann, N. Activation and pathway of glucosylglycerol biosynthesis in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Microbiology 140 (1994) 1427–1431.
2.  Hagemann, M., Richter, S., Zuther, E. and Schoor, A. Characterization of a glucosylglycerol-phosphate-accumulating salt-sensitive mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. Arch. Microbiol. 166 (1996) 83–91. [PMID: 8772170]
3.  Hagemann, M., Schoor, A., Jeanjean, R., Zuther, E. and Joset, F. The gene stpA from Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 encodes for the glucosylglycerol-phosphate phosphatase involved in cyanobacterial salt adaptation. J. Bacteriol. 179 (1997) 1727–1733. [DOI] [PMID: 9045835]
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