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Gene Family: Alkaline phosphatases (ALP)

A subset of : Phosphatases

Alkaline phosphatase: Alkaline phosphatase ( ALP, ALKP, ALPase, Alk Phos ) ( EC 3.1.3.1 ) is a hydrolase enzyme responsible for removing phosphate groups from many types of molecules, including nucleotides, proteins, and alkaloids. The process of removing the phosphate group is called dephosphorylation. As the name suggests, alkaline phosphatases are most effective in an alkaline environment. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 4

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
ALPI alkaline phosphatase, intestinal 2q37.1
ALPL alkaline phosphatase, liver/bone/kidney HOPS TNSALP 1p36.12
ALPP alkaline phosphatase, placental 2q37.1
ALPPL2 alkaline phosphatase, placental like 2 2q37.1