Term Information

Accession
GO:0043639
Name
benzoate catabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
benzoate breakdown, benzoate catabolism, benzoate degradation
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of benzoate, the anion of benzoic acid (benzenecarboxylic acid), a fungistatic compound widely used as a food preservative; it is conjugated to glycine in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid. Source: GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0043639 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of benzoate catabolic process (GO:0043639)
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benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organic cyclic compound catabolic process (GO:1901361)
benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  aromatic compound catabolic process (GO:0019439)
benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  antibiotic catabolic process (GO:0017001)
benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  monocarboxylic acid catabolic process (GO:0072329)
benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  drug catabolic process (GO:0042737)
benzoate catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  benzoate metabolic process (GO:0018874)
Children of benzoate catabolic process (GO:0043639)
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benzoate catabolic process via CoA ligation (GO:0010128) [is_a relation] is_a  benzoate catabolic process
benzoate catabolic process via hydroxylation (GO:0043640) [is_a relation] is_a  benzoate catabolic process
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