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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 IAP 2q37.1
ALPL alkaline phosphatase, biomineralization associated HOPS TNSALP, TNALP, TNAP 1p36.12
ALPP alkaline phosphatase, placental PALP, PLAP 2q37.1
ALPG alkaline phosphatase, germ cell ALPPL2 GCAP 2q37.1