macrolide metabolic process

id: GO:0033067
name: macrolide metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving macrolides, any of a large group of polyketide compounds that contain a large lactone ring with few or no double bonds and no nitrogen atoms, linked glycosidically to one or more sugar groups. The macrolides include the carbomycins, the erythromycins, oleandomycin, oligomycins, and the spiramycins, and act as antibiotics, mainly against Gram-positive bacteria.

Child Functions

GO:0033068macrolide biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0016999antibiotic metabolic process
GO:0030638polyketide metabolic process
GO:0046483heterocycle metabolic process