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Term:
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process (GO:0006729)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
(+)-secoisolariciresinol biosynthetic process 
(-)-secoisolariciresinol biosynthetic process 
7,8-dihydroneopterin 3'-triphosphate biosynthetic process  
asperfuranone biosynthetic process +  
folic acid-containing compound biosynthetic process +   
glycol biosynthetic process +  
methanopterin-containing compound biosynthetic process +  
pteridine biosynthetic process 
sphinganine biosynthetic process  
sphingosine biosynthetic process  
tatiopterin biosynthetic process +  
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process  
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.
tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process 
verruculogen biosynthetic process 

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process ;   tetrahydrobiopterin anabolism ;   tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis ;   tetrahydrobiopterin formation ;   tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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