lipid metabolic process

id: GO:0006629
name: lipid metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving lipids, compounds soluble in an organic solvent but not, or sparingly, in an aqueous solvent. Includes fatty acids; neutral fats, other fatty-acid esters, and soaps; long-chain (fatty) alcohols and waxes; sphingoids and other long-chain bases; glycolipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids; and carotenes, polyprenols, sterols, terpenes and other isoprenoids.

Child Functions

GO:0008202steroid metabolic process
GO:0008610lipid biosynthetic process
GO:0016042lipid catabolic process
GO:0044255cellular lipid metabolic process
GO:2001132methane biosynthetic process from 3-(methylthio)propionic acid

Parent Functions

GO:0044238primary metabolic process