Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0072521 - purine-containing compound metabolic process

Synonyms: purine and derivative metabolic process, purine-containing compound metabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving a purine-containing compound, i.e. any compound that contains purine or a formal derivative thereof.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006725 - cellular aromatic compound metabolic process,
GO:0034641 - cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process,
GO:0046483 - heterocycle metabolic process,
GO:1901360 - organic cyclic compound metabolic process,
GO:1901564 - organonitrogen compound metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006144 - purine nucleobase metabolic process (26),
GO:0006163 - purine nucleotide metabolic process (82),
GO:0034032 - purine nucleoside bisphosphate metabolic process (10),
GO:0042278 - purine nucleoside metabolic process (80),
GO:0072522 - purine-containing compound biosynthetic process (58),
GO:0072523 - purine-containing compound catabolic process (18)

Unification Links: GO:0072521

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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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