adenine catabolic process

id: GO:0006146
name: adenine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of adenine, 6-aminopurine, one of the 5 main bases found in nucleic acids and a component of numerous important derivatives of its corresponding ribonucleoside, adenosine.

Parent Functions

GO:0006145purine base catabolic process
GO:0046083adenine metabolic process