MetaCyc Pathways Class: Secondary Metabolites Degradation

This class contains pathways for the degradation of secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that are not directly involved in growth, development and reproduction of an organism. Unlike primary metabolites, which are essential for life, the absence of secondary metabolites has less dramatic effect on an organism. Examples for secondary metabolites includes plant chemical defenses against herbivory and antibiotics. The phylogenetic distribution of secondary metabolites is often limited to a narrow set of taxa.

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Child Classes:
Antibiotic degradation (1),
Fatty Acid Derivatives Degradation (0),
Flavonoids Degradation (5),
Nitrogen Containing Secondary Compounds Degradation (22),
Phenylpropanoid Derivatives Degradation (5),
Phytoalexins Degradation (2),
Polyketides Degradation (0),
Sugar Derivatives Degradation (51),
Terpenoids Degradation (21),
Xanthones Degradation (0)

5-hydroxymethylfurfural degradation,
curcumin degradation,
tea aroma glycosidic precursor bioactivation

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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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