menaquinone metabolic process
name: menaquinone metabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving any of the menaquinones, quinone-derived compounds synthesized by intestinal bacteria. Structurally, menaquinones consist of a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and side chains composed of a variable number of unsaturated isoprenoid residues. Menaquinones have vitamin K activity and are known as vitamin K2.
|GO:0009234||menaquinone biosynthetic process|
|GO:0042361||menaquinone catabolic process|
|GO:0042373||vitamin K metabolic process|