Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0051596 - methylglyoxal catabolic process

Synonyms: methylglyoxal breakdown, methylglyoxal catabolism, methylglyoxal degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of methylglyoxal, CH3-CO-CHO, the aldehyde of pyruvic acid.

Parent Classes:
GO:0046185 - aldehyde catabolic process,
GO:0009438 - methylglyoxal metabolic process,
GO:0042182 - ketone catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0061727 - methylglyoxal catabolic process to lactate (9)

Term Members:
methylglyoxal reductase (yeaE),
methylglyoxal reductase [multifunctional] (dkgA),
methylglyoxal reductase [multifunctional] (dkgB),
methylglyoxal reductase (NADH-dependent) (ydjG)

Unification Links: GO:0051596

Relationship Links: MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:METHGLYUT-PWY, MetaCyc:RELATED-TO:Methylglyoxal-Detoxification

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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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