Term Information [More information on melanin metabolic process]

Accession
GO:0006582
Name
melanin metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
melanin metabolism
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom. Source: GOC:go_curators
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006582 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
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Ancestors of melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
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melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  metabolic process (GO:0008152)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular metabolic process (GO:0044237)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic substance metabolic process (GO:0071704)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular aromatic compound metabolic process (GO:0006725)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic cyclic compound metabolic process (GO:1901360)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic hydroxy compound metabolic process (GO:1901615)
melanin metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism metabolic process (GO:0044710)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  phenol-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0018958)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  pigment metabolic process (GO:0042440)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
Children of melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
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melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
melanin catabolic process (GO:0046150) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
melanization defense response (GO:0035006) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
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