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Term:saponin metabolic process
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Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways involving saponins, glycosides of plants in which the aglycan (sapogenin) group is a terpene or steroid and the sugar group is a glucose, a galactose, a pentose, a methylpentose or an oligosaccharide. Saponins are powerful surfactant agents and membrane active; they are, hence, toxic to animals on injection.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: saponin metabolism

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  biological_process 12659
    metabolic process 7935
      organic substance metabolic process 7648
        carbohydrate derivative metabolic process 737
          glycosyl compound metabolic process 63
            glycoside metabolic process 15
              saponin metabolic process 0
                ergosteryl 3-beta-D-glucoside metabolic process + 0
                saponin biosynthetic process + 0
                saponin catabolic process + 0
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