aflatoxin metabolic process

id: GO:0046222
name: aflatoxin metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving aflatoxin, a fungal metabolite found as a contaminant in moldy grains that induces liver cancer. Aflatoxin induces a G to T transversion at codon 249 of p53, leading to its inactivation. Aflatoxin is converted to a chemical carcinogen by P450.

Child Functions

GO:0043390aflatoxin B1 metabolic process
GO:0043391aflatoxin B2 metabolic process
GO:0045122aflatoxin biosynthetic process
GO:0046223aflatoxin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0009804coumarin metabolic process
GO:0043385mycotoxin metabolic process