Abstract Different types of enzymes from yeast and from rabbit muscle which catalyze phosphoryl transfer reactions involved in glucose metabolism differ in their sensitivity to vanadate. Phosph o glucomutase and phosphoglycerate mutase are inhibited at the μM range. 2,3-Bisphosphoglycerate phosphatase is completely inhibited by 0.5 mM vanadate. 2,3-Bisphosphoglycerate synthase, hexokinase, phosphoglycerate kinase and fructose-1,6-P 2 phosphatase are partially inhibited by mM vanadate. Phosphofructokinase and pyruvate kinase are not affected. The glycolytic enzymes which mechanism does not involves phosphoryl transfer step are not affected by vanadate.