lipopolysaccharide metabolic process

id: GO:0008653
name: lipopolysaccharide metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving lipopolysaccharides, any of a group of related, structurally complex components of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. Lipopolysaccharides consist three covalently linked regions, lipid A, core oligosaccharide, and an O side chain. Lipid A is responsible for the toxicity of the lipopolysaccharide.

Child Functions

GO:0009103lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process
GO:0009104lipopolysaccharide catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0044255cellular lipid metabolic process
GO:0044264cellular polysaccharide metabolic process