MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006208 - pyrimidine nucleobase catabolic process

Synonyms: pyrimidine base breakdown, pyrimidine base catabolic process, pyrimidine base catabolism, pyrimidine base degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of pyrimidine nucleobases, 1,3-diazine, organic nitrogenous bases.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006206 - pyrimidine nucleobase metabolic process,
GO:0046113 - nucleobase catabolic process,
GO:0072529 - pyrimidine-containing compound catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006209 - cytosine catabolic process (1),
GO:0006210 - thymine catabolic process (1),
GO:0006212 - uracil catabolic process (7)

Term Members:
flavin reductase (rutF),
predicted malonic semialdehyde reductase (rutE),
phenylhydantoinase (hyuA),
pyrimidine oxygenase (rutA),
NADH-dependent dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase subunit (preA),
NADH-dependent dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase subunit (preT),
peroxyureidoacrylate / ureidoacrylate amido hydrolase (rutB)

Unification Links: GO:0006208

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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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