molybdopterin cofactor biosynthetic process

id: GO:0032324
name: molybdopterin cofactor biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of the molybdopterin cofactor (Moco), essential for the catalytic activity of some enzymes, e.g. sulfite oxidase, xanthine dehydrogenase, and aldehyde oxidase. The cofactor consists of a mononuclear molybdenum (Mo-molybdopterin) or tungsten ion (W-molybdopterin) coordinated by one or two molybdopterin ligands.

Child Functions

GO:0006777Mo-molybdopterin cofactor biosynthetic process
GO:0042047W-molybdopterin cofactor biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042559pteridine-containing compound biosynthetic process
GO:0043545molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process
GO:0051188cofactor biosynthetic process