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