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MetaCyc Compound Class: a terpenoid

Synonyms: terpenes, a terpene

Superclasses: a lipid an isoprenoid
a secondary metabolite

Summary:
Terpenoids make up a very large family of natural products containing more than 50,000 structurally diverse compounds. They are categorized by the number of C5 isoprene units as follows:

Hemiterpenoids (one C5 unit), monoterpenoids (C10; two C5 units), sesquiterpenoids (C15; three C5 units), diterpenoids (C20; four C5 units), sesterterpenoids (C25; five C5 units), triterpenoids (C30; six C5 units), sesquarterpenoids (C35; seven C5 units), and tetraterpenoids (C40; eight C5 units).

Child Classes: a diterpenoid (233) , a hemiterpene (1) , a homoterpenoid (2) , a meroterpenoid (7) , a monoterpenoid (52) , a sesquarterpenoid (2) , a sesquiterpenoid (228) , a sesterterpene (9) , a terpenoid derivative (91) , a tetraterpenoid (144) , a triterpenoid (187)

Instances:
2,7-dihydroxycadalene ,
7β-hydroxytaxusin ,
8β-hydroxy ilicate ,
heliocide B1 ,
heliocide B2 ,
heliocide B3 ,
heliocide B4 ,
heliocide H1 ,
heliocide H2 ,
heliocide H3 ,
heliocide H4 ,
hemigossypolone ,
hemigossypolone-6-methyl ether ,
lacinilene C ,
taxol ,
taxusin

Unification Links: ChEBI:26873

Credits:
Revised 20-Apr-2012 by Caspi R , SRI International


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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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