Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006729 - tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process

Synonyms: 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process, tetrahydrobiopterin anabolism, tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis, tetrahydrobiopterin formation, tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis

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.

Parent Classes:
GO:0009108 - coenzyme biosynthetic process,
GO:0046146 - tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process,
GO:0042559 - pteridine-containing compound biosynthetic process

Term Members:
GTP cyclohydrolase I monomer (folE)

Unification Links: GO:0006729

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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