New aspects in biopterin biosynthesis in man

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HÄUSERMANN, Max, Sandro GHISLA, Alois NIEDERWIESER, Hans-Christoph CURTIUS, 1981. New aspects in biopterin biosynthesis in man. In: FEBS Letters. 131(2), pp. 275-278. ISSN 0014-5793

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