aflatoxin catabolic process

id: GO:0046223
name: aflatoxin catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

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

Parent Functions

GO:0043387mycotoxin catabolic process
GO:0046222aflatoxin metabolic process
GO:0046226coumarin catabolic process