sphingosine catabolic process

id: GO:0051872
name: sphingosine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of sphingosine (sphing-4-enine), trans-D-erytho-2-amino-octadec-4-ene-1,3-diol, a long chain amino diol sphingoid base that occurs in most sphingolipids in animal tissues.

Parent Functions

GO:0006670sphingosine metabolic process
GO:0009310amine catabolic process
GO:0046164alcohol catabolic process
GO:0046521sphingoid catabolic process