tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process

id: GO:0046146
name: tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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.

Child Functions

GO:0006729tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthetic process
GO:0046147tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006732coenzyme metabolic process
GO:0042558pteridine-containing compound metabolic process