saponin metabolic process

id: GO:0016134
name: saponin metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving saponins, glycosides of plants in which the aglycan (sapogenin) group is a terpene or steroid and the sugar group is a glucose, a galactose, a pentose, a methylpentose or an oligosaccharide. Saponins are powerful surfactant agents and membrane active; they are, hence, toxic to animals on injection.

Child Functions

GO:0016135saponin biosynthetic process
GO:0016136saponin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006721terpenoid metabolic process
GO:0016128phytosteroid metabolic process
GO:0016137glycoside metabolic process