6-pyruvoyl-tetrahydropterin synthase deficiency
Synonyms: Hyperphenylalaninemia due to 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase deficiency
6-pyruvoyl-tetrahydropterin synthase (PTPS) deficiency is one of the causes of malignant hyperphenylalaninemia due to tetrahydrobiopterin deficiency. Not only does tetrahydrobiopterin deficiency cause hyperphenylalaninemia it is also responsible for defective neurotransmission of monoamines because of malfunctioning tyrosine and tryptophan hydroxylases both tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent hydroxylases.
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