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

Child Classes:
GO:0019243 - methylglyoxal catabolic process to D-lactate (5)

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

Unification Links: GO:0051596

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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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