hemoglobin catabolic process

id: GO:0042540
name: hemoglobin catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of hemoglobin, an oxygen carrying, conjugated protein containing four heme groups and globin; especially, the proteolytic cleavage of hemoglobin to yield free heme, peptides, and amino acids.

Parent Functions

GO:0009057macromolecule catabolic process
GO:0020027hemoglobin metabolic process