MetaCyc Pathways Class: Nitrogen-Containing Secondary Compounds Biosynthesis

This class contains biosynthetic pathways of secondary metabolites that contain nitrogen. Most of the nitrogen containing secondary metabolites are derived from amino acids. Many of them evolved and function as defense compounds. Alkaloids, amines, cyanogenic glucosides and glucosinolates, and non-protein amino acids are the main compounds in this category.

Parent Classes:
Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesis

Child Classes:
Alkaloids Biosynthesis (78),
Amines Biosynthesis (0),
Nitrogen-Containing Glucosides Biosynthesis (15),
Non protein Amino Acids Biosynthesis (6)

hordatine biosynthesis,
hydroxycinnamic acid serotonin amides biosynthesis,
hydroxycinnamic acid tyramine amides biosynthesis,
L-tryptophan degradation VI (via tryptamine),
spermidine hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates 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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