MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0019439 - aromatic compound catabolic process

Synonyms: aromatic compound breakdown, aromatic compound catabolism, aromatic compound degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of aromatic compounds, any substance containing an aromatic carbon ring.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006725 - cellular aromatic compound metabolic process,
GO:0044248 - cellular catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006209 - cytosine catabolic process (1),
GO:0009074 - aromatic amino acid family catabolic process (11),
GO:0010124 - phenylacetate catabolic process (10),
GO:0019336 - phenol-containing compound catabolic process (3),
GO:0019380 - 3-phenylpropionate catabolic process (11),
GO:0019622 - 3-(3-hydroxy)phenylpropionate catabolic process (3),
GO:0034655 - nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process (47),
GO:0042436 - indole-containing compound catabolic process (3),
GO:0042560 - pteridine-containing compound catabolic process (3),
GO:0042725 - thiamine-containing compound catabolic process (1),
GO:0046271 - phenylpropanoid catabolic process (2),
GO:0072491 - toluene-containing compound catabolic process (2),
GO:0072523 - purine-containing compound catabolic process (17)

Term Members:
4-hydroxy-2-ketovalerate aldolase (mhpE),
acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (mhpF),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, α subunit (hcaE),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, β subunit (hcaF),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, predicted ferredoxin reductase subunit (hcaD),
3-phenylpropionate dioxygenase, predicted ferredoxin subunit (hcaC),
3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propionate dioxygenase monomer (mhpB),
2-hydroxy-6-ketonona-2,4-dienedioate hydrolase (mhpC),
2,3-dihydroxy-2,3-dihydrophenylpropionate dehydrogenase (hcaB),
3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)propionate 2-hydroxylase (mhpA),
biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase beta subunit (bphAb),
biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase alpha subunit (bphAa),
biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase, reductase (bphAd),
biphenyl 2,3-dioxygenase, ferredoxin component (bphAc),
ethylbenzene dioxygenase alpha subunit (etbAa1),
ethylbenzene dioxygenase, ferredoxin component (etbAc),
cis-2,3-dihydrobiphenyl-2,3-diol dehydrogenase (bphB1),
cis-3-phenylcyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol dehydrogenase (bphB2),
2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl 1,2-dioxygenase monomer (bphC1),
2-hydroxy-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoate hydrolase (bphD),
phthalate 3,4-dioxygenase alpha subunit (padAa1),
phthalate 3,4-dioxygenase alpha subunit (padAa2),
phthalate 3,4-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (padB1),
phthalate 3,4-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (padB2)

Unification Links: GO:0019439

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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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