tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process

id: GO:0006729
name: tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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 Functions

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