ornithine catabolic process

id: GO:0006593
name: ornithine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of 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:0019466ornithine catabolic process via proline
GO:0019467ornithine catabolic process, by decarboxylation

Parent Functions

GO:0006591ornithine metabolic process
GO:0009063cellular amino acid catabolic process