Term Information

Accession
GO:0006729
Name
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process, tetrahydrobiopterin anabolism, tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis, tetrahydrobiopterin formation, tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of tetrahydrobiopterin, the reduced form of biopterin (2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-(1,2-dihydroxypropyl)-pteridine). It functions as a hydroxylation coenzyme, e.g. in the conversion of phenylalanine to tyrosine. Source: ISBN:0198506732
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History
See term history for GO:0006729 at QuickGO
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Parents of tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process (GO:0006729)
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tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  pteridine-containing compound biosynthetic process (GO:0042559)
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process (GO:0046146)
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  diol biosynthetic process (GO:0034312)

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