Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0019439 - aromatic compound catabolic process

Synonyms: aromatic compound breakdown, aromatic compound catabolism, aromatic compound degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of aromatic compounds, any substance containing an aromatic carbon ring.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044248 - cellular catabolic process,
GO:0006725 - cellular aromatic compound metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006209 - cytosine catabolic process (1),
GO:0009074 - aromatic amino acid family catabolic process (5),
GO:0010124 - phenylacetate catabolic process (15),
GO:0019336 - phenol-containing compound catabolic process (3),
GO:0019380 - 3-phenylpropionate catabolic process (11),
GO:0019622 - 3-(3-hydroxy)phenylpropionate catabolic process (3),
GO:0034655 - nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process (56),
GO:0042436 - indole-containing compound catabolic process (3),
GO:0042560 - pteridine-containing compound catabolic process (2),
GO:0046271 - phenylpropanoid catabolic process (2),
GO:0072491 - toluene-containing compound catabolic process (2),
GO:0072523 - purine-containing compound catabolic process (18)

Term Members:
3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)propionate 2-hydroxylase (mhpA),
3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propionate dioxygenase monomer (mhpB),
2Fe-2S cluster-containing protein (yeaW),
2,3-dihydroxy-2,3-dihydrophenylpropionate dehydrogenase (hcaB),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, β subunit (hcaF),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, predicted ferredoxin reductase subunit (hcaD),
acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (mhpF),
MhpR transcriptional activator,
2-hydroxy-6-ketonona-2,4-dienedioate hydrolase (mhpC),
4-hydroxy-2-ketovalerate aldolase (mhpE),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, predicted ferredoxin subunit (hcaC),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, α subunit (hcaE),
TyrR DNA-binding transcriptional dual regulator

Unification Links: GO:0019439

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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