porphyrin-containing compound catabolic process

id: GO:0006787
name: porphyrin-containing compound catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of any member of a large group of derivatives or analogs of porphyrin. Porphyrin consists of a ring of four pyrrole nuclei linked each to the next at their alpha positions through a methine group.

Child Functions

GO:0006789bilirubin conjugation
GO:0015996chlorophyll catabolic process
GO:0042167heme catabolic process
GO:0042366cobalamin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006778porphyrin-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0033015tetrapyrrole catabolic process
GO:0051187cofactor catabolic process