MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009063 - cellular amino acid catabolic process

Synonyms: amino acid catabolic process, cellular amino acid breakdown, cellular amino acid catabolism, cellular amino acid degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of amino acids, organic acids containing one or more amino substituents.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006520 - cellular amino acid metabolic process,
GO:0046395 - carboxylic acid catabolic process,
GO:1901565 - organonitrogen compound catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0000098 - sulfur amino acid catabolic process (2),
GO:0009074 - aromatic amino acid family catabolic process (11),
GO:0009083 - branched-chain amino acid catabolic process (2),
GO:0009450 - gamma-aminobutyric acid catabolic process (6),
GO:0019665 - anaerobic amino acid catabolic process (1),
GO:1901606 - alpha-amino acid catabolic process (67)

Term Members:
D-galactonate dehydratase (dgoD),
L-Ala-D/L-Glu epimerase (ycjG),
L-serine deaminase III (tdcG),
2,3-diaminopropionate ammonia-lyase (ygeX),
L-rhamnonate dehydratase (yfaW)

Unification Links: GO:0009063

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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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