tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process

id: GO:0046147
name: tetrahydrobiopterin catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Parent Functions

GO:0009109coenzyme catabolic process
GO:0042560pteridine-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0046146tetrahydrobiopterin metabolic process