6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase


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6-py·ru·vo·yl·tet·ra·hy·drop·ter·in syn·thase (6-PTS),

(pī-rū'vō-il-tet'tră-hī-drop'tĕr-in sin'thās),
An enzyme that catalyzes a step in the synthesis of tetrahydrobiopterin; a deficiency of this enzyme will result in one form of hyperphenylalaninemia.
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Identification of mutations causing 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase deficiency in four Italian families.