xanthine catabolic process

id: GO:0009115
name: xanthine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of xanthine, 2,6-dihydroxypurine, a purine formed in the metabolic breakdown of guanine but not present in nucleic acids.

Child Functions

GO:0006151xanthine oxidation

Parent Functions

GO:0006145purine base catabolic process
GO:0046110xanthine metabolic process