The Kluyveromyces lactis ORF r_klactIV3,463 on chromosome IV, hereafter named KlYND1, encodes an endoapyrase that has nucleoside phosphatase activity with a lumenal orientation. The enzyme showed equally high activity towards GDP/UDP and ADP, and also showed activity, although to a lesser extent, towards GTP. No activity was detected with the other triphosphates and all monophosphates. The overexpression of KlYND1 in Klgda1Delta cells of K. lactis, devoid of the encoded GDPase/UDPase activity, suppressed the loss of O-glycosylation and cell wall-related defects described in such mutants, and suggests a partial overlap of function between the two genes, and therefore some redundancy. The overexpression of KlYND1 in wild-type cells enhanced the secretion of the recombinant human serum albumin and glucoamylase employed as reporters.