S. C. Daubner, Paul F Fitzpatrick

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While the name pteridine is that of a single compound containing fused pyridine and pyrazine rings, it is used more typically to refer to all substituted pteridines, of which the pterins are the most common biologically. We describe here the biological roles of pteridines as pigments, as substrates or cofactors in the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, and as metal complexes in the form of molybdopterin and related compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013


  • Biopterin
  • Biosynthesis
  • Molybdopterin
  • Nitric oxide synthase
  • Phenylalanine hydroxylase
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Tryptophan hydroxylase
  • Tyrosine hydroxylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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