fatty acid catabolic process

id: GO:0009062
name: fatty acid catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a fatty acid, any of the aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that can be liberated by hydrolysis from naturally occurring fats and oils. Fatty acids are predominantly straight-chain acids of 4 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be saturated or unsaturated; branched fatty acids and hydroxy fatty acids also occur, and very long chain acids of over 30 carbons are found in waxes.

Child Functions

GO:0001561fatty acid alpha-oxidation
GO:0006635fatty acid beta-oxidation
GO:0019626short-chain fatty acid catabolic process
GO:0032323lipoate catabolic process
GO:0042758long-chain fatty acid catabolic process
GO:0042760very long-chain fatty acid catabolic process
GO:0051793medium-chain fatty acid catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006631fatty acid metabolic process
GO:0044242cellular lipid catabolic process
GO:0072329monocarboxylic acid catabolic process