ornithine metabolic process

id: GO:0006591
name: ornithine metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving ornithine, an amino acid only rarely found in proteins, but which is important in living organisms as an intermediate in the reactions of the urea cycle and in arginine biosynthesis.

Child Functions

GO:0006592ornithine biosynthetic process
GO:0006593ornithine catabolic process
GO:0019273L-alanine biosynthetic process via ornithine
GO:0019547arginine catabolic process to ornithine
GO:0019555glutamate catabolic process to ornithine
GO:0033056D-ornithine metabolic process
GO:0042450arginine biosynthetic process via ornithine

Parent Functions

GO:0006520cellular amino acid metabolic process