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MetaCyc Pathways Class: Alkaloids Biosynthesis

Summary:
This class contains biosynthetic pathways of alkaloids. Most alkaloids contain cyclic nitrogen. They function as defense compounds. Many alkaloids, including morphine and cocaine, have a high affinity for receptors of neurotransmitters and have pharmacological activities.

Parent Classes:
Nitrogen-Containing Secondary Compounds Biosynthesis

Child Classes:
Betalaine Alkaloids Biosynthesis (8) ,
Indole Alkaloids Biosynthesis (10) ,
Isoquinoline and Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids Biosynthesis (12) ,
Peptide Alkaloids Biosynthesis (0) ,
Polyketide Alkaloids Biosynthesis (0) ,
Purine Alkaloids Biosynthesis (4) ,
Pyrrolidine, Piperidine and Pyridine Alkaloids Biosynthesis (4) ,
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Biosynthesis (1) ,
Quinoline Alkaloids Biosynthesis (2) ,
Quinolizidine Alkaloids Biosynthesis (1) ,
Terpenoid Alkaloids Biosynthesis (3) ,
Tropane Alkaloids Biosynthesis (5)

Instances:
α-cyclopiazonate biosynthesis ,
α-cyclopiazonate detoxification ,
γ-coniciene and coniine biosynthesis ,
5-N-acetylardeemin biosynthesis ,
acridone alkaloid biosynthesis ,
asperlicin E biosynthesis ,
capsaicin biosynthesis ,
capsiconiate biosynthesis ,
chaetoglobosin A biosynthesis ,
emetine biosynthesis ,
ephedrine biosynthesis ,
fumiquinazoline D biosynthesis ,
fumitremorgin A biosynthesis ,
fumitremorgin C biosynthesis ,
L-tryptophan degradation VI (via tryptamine) ,
lampranthin biosynthesis ,
meleagrin biosynthesis ,
N-methyl-Δ1-pyrrolinium cation biosynthesis ,
neoxaline biosynthesis ,
noscapine biosynthesis ,
notoamide C and D biosynthesis ,
peramine biosynthesis ,
ricinine degradation ,
roquefortine C biosynthesis ,
stephacidin A biosynthesis ,
steroidal glycoalkaloid biosynthesis ,
superpathway of ergotamine biosynthesis ,
superpathway of roquefortine, meleagrin and neoxaline biosynthesis ,
tryptoquialanine biosynthesis


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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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