This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on phosphoric monoester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is glycerol-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase. Other names in common use include alpha-glycerophosphatase, alpha-glycerol phosphatase, glycerol 3-phosphatase, glycerol-3-phosphate phosphatase, and glycerol 3-phosphate phosphohydrolase. This enzyme participates in glycerolipid metabolism.
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