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tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process (GO:0046147)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
(+)-secoisolariciresinol catabolic process 
(-)-secoisolariciresinol catabolic process 
5,6,7,8-tetrahydromethanopterin catabolic process 
5,6,7,8-tetrahydrosarcinapterin catabolic process 
asperfuranone catabolic process 
folic acid-containing compound catabolic process +   
glycol catabolic process +  
pteridine catabolic process 
sphingosine catabolic process 
tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process  
tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown 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.

Exact Synonyms: 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process ;   tetrahydrobiopterin breakdown ;   tetrahydrobiopterin catabolism ;   tetrahydrobiopterin degradation
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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