urea cycle

id: GO:0000050
name: urea cycle
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The sequence of reactions by which arginine is synthesized from ornithine, then cleaved to yield urea and regenerate ornithine. The overall reaction equation is NH3 + CO2 + aspartate + 3 ATP + 2 H2O = urea + fumarate + 2 ADP + 2 phosphate + AMP + diphosphate.

Parent Functions

GO:0019627urea metabolic process
GO:0043604amide biosynthetic process