selenocysteine catabolic process

id: GO:0016261
name: selenocysteine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of selenocysteine, an essential component of glutathione peroxidase and some other proteins.

Parent Functions

GO:0009071serine family amino acid catabolic process
GO:0016259selenocysteine metabolic process
GO:0042219cellular modified amino acid catabolic process