tetrapyrrole catabolic process

id: GO:0033015
name: tetrapyrrole catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways leading to the breakdown of tetrapyrroles, natural pigments containing four pyrrole rings joined by one-carbon units linking position 2 of one pyrrole ring to position 5 of the next.

Child Functions

GO:0006787porphyrin-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0046141corrin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0033013tetrapyrrole metabolic process
GO:0044270cellular nitrogen compound catabolic process
GO:0046700heterocycle catabolic process