MetaCyc Pathways Class: Alkaloids Biosynthesis

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)

α-cyclopiazonate biosynthesis,
α-cyclopiazonate detoxification,
γ-coniciene and coniine biosynthesis,
4'-methoxyviridicatin 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,
viridicatin 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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