menaquinone metabolic process

id: GO:0009233
name: menaquinone metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving any of the menaquinones, quinone-derived compounds synthesized by intestinal bacteria. Structurally, menaquinones consist of a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and side chains composed of a variable number of unsaturated isoprenoid residues. Menaquinones have vitamin K activity and are known as vitamin K2.

Child Functions

GO:0009234menaquinone biosynthetic process
GO:0042361menaquinone catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042373vitamin K metabolic process