Term Information

Accession
GO:0018907
Name
dimethyl sulfoxide metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
DMSO metabolic process, DMSO metabolism, dimethyl sulfoxide metabolism, dimethyl sulphoxide metabolic process, dimethyl sulphoxide metabolism
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving dimethyl sulfoxide, DMSO (C2H6OS), an alkyl sulfoxide that is practically odorless in its purified form. As a highly polar organic liquid, it is a powerful solvent. Its biological activities include the ability to penetrate plant and animal tissues and to preserve living cells during freezing. Source: GOC:curators, CHEBI:28262
Comment
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History
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Subset
None
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Parents of dimethyl sulfoxide metabolic process (GO:0018907)
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dimethyl sulfoxide metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  sulfur compound metabolic process (GO:0006790)
dimethyl sulfoxide metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  drug metabolic process (GO:0017144)
dimethyl sulfoxide metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organic substance metabolic process (GO:0071704)

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UM-BBD_pathwayID
sulf