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Keyword Tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of tetrahydrobiopterin, the reduced form of dihydrobiopterin, a reduced pteridine derivative related to folic acid. It is a coenzyme for the enzyme phenylalanine-4-hydroxylase which is involved in phenylalanine degradation.

Category

Biological process

GOi

tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process [ GO:0006729 ]

Graphical

Biological processTetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis