Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006527 - arginine catabolic process

Synonyms: arginine breakdown, arginine catabolism, arginine degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of arginine, 2-amino-5-(carbamimidamido)pentanoic acid.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006525 - arginine metabolic process,
GO:0009065 - glutamine family amino acid catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0019544 - arginine catabolic process to glutamate (5),
GO:0019545 - arginine catabolic process to succinate (5),
GO:0019546 - arginine deiminase pathway (3)

Term Members:
succinylornithine transaminase (astC),
aldehyde dehydrogenase (astD),
arginine succinyltransferase (astA),
Adi (adiA),

Unification Links: GO:0006527

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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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