menaquinone catabolic process

id: GO:0042361
name: menaquinone catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of menaquinones, any of the 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.

Parent Functions

GO:0009233menaquinone metabolic process
GO:0042377vitamin K catabolic process