beta-lactam antibiotic metabolic process

id: GO:0030653
name: beta-lactam antibiotic metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving a beta-lactam antibiotic, any member of a class of natural or semisynthetic antibiotics whose characteristic feature is a strained, four-membered beta-lactam ring. They include the penicillins and many of the cephalosporins.

Child Functions

GO:0030654beta-lactam antibiotic biosynthetic process
GO:0030655beta-lactam antibiotic catabolic process
GO:0042316penicillin metabolic process
GO:0043645cephalosporin metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0016999antibiotic metabolic process
GO:0044106cellular amine metabolic process
GO:0072338cellular lactam metabolic process