Synonyms: D-ribose metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving D-ribose (ribo-pentose). As beta-D-ribofuranose, D-ribose forms the glycose group of all ribonucleosides, ribonucleotides and ribonucleic acids, and also of ribose phosphates, various glycosides, some coenzymes and some forms of vitamin B12.
GO:0019321 - pentose metabolic process
GO:0019303 - D-ribose catabolic process (2)
Unification Links: GO:0006014
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