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.
methylglyoxal reductase (yeaE) ,
methylglyoxal reductase [multifunctional] (dkgA) ,
methylglyoxal reductase [multifunctional] (dkgB) ,
methylglyoxal reductase (NADH-dependent) (ydjG)
Unification Links: GO:0051596
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