carbazole catabolic process

id: GO:0046232
name: carbazole catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of carbazole, a heterocyclic aromatic compound containing a dibenzopyrrole system that is produced during coal gasification and is present in cigarette smoke. Coal tar produced at high temperature contains an average of 1.5% carbazole. It is used widely in synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and is a suspected carcinogen.

Parent Functions

GO:0018884carbazole metabolic process
GO:0019439aromatic compound catabolic process
GO:0042178xenobiotic catabolic process
GO:0044270cellular nitrogen compound catabolic process
GO:0046700heterocycle catabolic process