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Term:
tetrapyrrole catabolic process (GO:0033015)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
(+)-kotanin catabolic process 
(+)-lariciresinol catabolic process 
(+)-pinoresinol catabolic process 
(-)-exo-alpha-bergamotene catabolic process 
(-)-lariciresinol catabolic process 
(-)-pinoresinol catabolic process 
(-)-secologanin catabolic process 
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)ethane catabolic process 
1,4-dichlorobenzene catabolic process 
1,5-anhydro-D-fructose catabolic process 
2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid catabolic process 
2,4-dichlorobenzoate catabolic process 
2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid catabolic process 
2,5-dihydroxypyridine catabolic process +  
2-aminobenzenesulfonate catabolic process 
2-chloro-N-isopropylacetanilide catabolic process 
2-nitropropane catabolic process 
3-(3-hydroxy)phenylpropionate catabolic process 
3-methylquinoline catabolic process 
3-phenylpropionate catabolic process 
4-toluenecarboxylate catabolic process 
5-methylcytosine catabolic process  
5alpha,9alpha,10beta-labda-8(20),13-dien-15-yl diphosphate catabolic process 
6-hydroxycineole catabolic process 
7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin catabolic process 
achromobactin catabolic process 
actinorhodin catabolic process 
adamantanone catabolic process 
alkaloid catabolic process +   
all-trans-neoxanthin catabolic process 
allantoin catabolic process +   
amine catabolic process +   
amino-acid betaine catabolic process +   
aminoglycan catabolic process +   
anaerobic cyclohexane-1-carboxylate catabolic process 
aromatic amino acid family catabolic process +   
asperfuranone catabolic process 
benzene catabolic process 
benzoate catabolic process +  
beta-caryophyllene catabolic process 
beta-ketoadipate pathway +  
beta-lactam antibiotic catabolic process +  
biotin catabolic process 
biphenyl catabolic process  
cadinene catabolic process 
caprolactam catabolic process 
carbamoyl phosphate catabolic process 
carbazole catabolic process 
catecholamine catabolic process +   
cellular amide catabolic process +   
cellular amino acid catabolic process +   
cellular lactam catabolic process +   
cellular modified amino acid catabolic process +   
chanoclavine-I aldehyde catabolic process 
chanoclavine-I catabolic process 
citrulline catabolic process 
cobalamin metabolic process +   
cocaine catabolic process 
corrin metabolic process +  
coumarin catabolic process +   
creatinine catabolic process +  
cyanate catabolic process  
cyanide catabolic process 
cyclopentanol catabolic process 
cytosine catabolic process 
daunorubicin catabolic process 
demethylkotanin catabolic process 
dibenzo-p-dioxin catabolic process  
dibenzofuran catabolic process 
dibenzothiophene catabolic process 
ecgonine methyl ester catabolic process 
ecgonone methyl ester catabolic process 
ectoine catabolic process 
emericellin catabolic process 
fatty acid primary amide catabolic process 
flavin-containing compound catabolic process +   
fluorene catabolic process 
formamide catabolic process 
fumagillin catabolic process 
fumiquinazoline catabolic process +  
gliotoxin catabolic process 
glutathione derivative catabolic process +  
glycosinolate catabolic process +  
granaticin catabolic process 
imidazole-containing compound catabolic process +   
indole-containing compound catabolic process +   
isoflavonoid catabolic process +  
isoquinoline alkaloid catabolic process +  
L-kynurenine catabolic process  
lactone catabolic process +  
leukotriene A4 catabolic process 
limonene catabolic process 
lincomycin catabolic process 
lipoate catabolic process 
mandelate catabolic process +  
methylnaphthalene catabolic process 
mitomycin C catabolic process 
molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process +  
monensin A catabolic process 
N',N'',N'''-triacetylfusarinine C catabolic process 
N-acetylneuraminate catabolic process  
naphthalene catabolic process 
naphtho-gamma-pyrone catabolic process +  
negative regulation of tetrapyrrole metabolic process +  
nickel-tetrapyrrole coenzyme metabolic process +  
nicotianamine catabolic process 
nicotinate catabolic process 
nitrate catabolic process  
nitric oxide catabolic process  
nitrile catabolic process +  
nitrobenzene catabolic process 
nucleobase catabolic process +   
nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process +   
nucleoside catabolic process +   
ochratoxin A catabolic process 
octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane catabolic process +  
ommochrome catabolic process 
organic heteropentacyclic compound catabolic process +   
orlandin catabolic process 
p-cumate catabolic process 
pentacyclic triterpenoid catabolic process +  
peptide catabolic process +   
phenanthrene catabolic process +  
phenol-containing compound catabolic process +   
phenylacetate catabolic process  
phenylmercury acetate catabolic process 
phenylpropanoid catabolic process +   
phosphatidylcholine catabolic process +   
phthalate catabolic process 
phytochromobilin metabolic process +  
platelet activating factor catabolic process  
porphyrin-containing compound metabolic process +   
positive regulation of tetrapyrrole metabolic process +   
primary amino compound catabolic process +  
proline catabolic process +   
protein catabolic process +   
pseurotin A catabolic process 
pteridine-containing compound catabolic process +   
purine-containing compound catabolic process +   
pyochelin catabolic process 
pyridine catabolic process 
pyridine-containing compound catabolic process +   
pyridoxal phosphate catabolic process  
pyrimidine-containing compound catabolic process +   
quinate catabolic process 
regulation of tetrapyrrole metabolic process +   
s-triazine compound catabolic process +  
scopolamine catabolic process 
shamixanthone catabolic process 
sphingolipid catabolic process +   
sterigmatocystin catabolic process 
steroid catabolic process +   
stilbene catabolic process  
styrene catabolic process 
taurine catabolic process 
tensidol A catabolic process 
tensidol B catabolic process 
terrequinone A catabolic process 
tetrapyrrole biosynthetic process +   
tetrapyrrole catabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways leading to the breakdown of tetrapyrroles, natural pigments containing four pyrrole rings joined by one-carbon units linking position 2 of one pyrrole ring to position 5 of the next.
thiamine diphosphate catabolic process 
thiamine-containing compound catabolic process +  
toluene-containing compound catabolic process +  
tricyclic triterpenoid catabolic process 
triethanolamine catabolic process 
urea catabolic process +  
ureide catabolic process 
verruculogen catabolic process 
xylene catabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: tetrapyrrole breakdown ;   tetrapyrrole catabolism ;   tetrapyrrole degradation
Definition Sources: GOC:mah

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