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Accepted name: endopolyphosphatase
Reaction: polyphosphate + n H2O = (n+1) oligophosphate
Other name(s): polyphosphate depolymerase; metaphosphatase; polyphosphatase; polymetaphosphatase
Systematic name: polyphosphate polyphosphohydrolase
Comments: The product contains 4 or 5 phosphate residues.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9024-86-6
1.  Malmgren, H. Enzymatic behavior of polymetaphosphate. V. Purification and specificity of the enzyme. Acta Chem. Scand. 6 (1952) 16–26.
2.  Mattenheimer, H. Die Substratspezifität "anorganischer" Poly- und Metaphosphatasen. I. Optimale Wirkungsbedingungen für den enzymatischen Abbau von Poly- und Metaphosphaten. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 303 (1956) 107–114. [PMID: 13331465]
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