Term Information

Accession
GO:0046146
Name
tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process, tetrahydrobiopterin metabolism
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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: PMID:21871890
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0046146 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process (GO:0046146)
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tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  diol metabolic process (GO:0034311)
tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  pteridine-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0042558)
Children of tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process (GO:0046146)
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tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process (GO:0046147) [is_a relation] is_a  tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process (GO:0006729) [is_a relation] is_a  tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process
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