molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process

id: GO:0032325
name: molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of the molybdopterin cofactor (Moco), essential for the catalytic activity of some enzymes, e.g. sulfite oxidase, xanthine dehydrogenase, and aldehyde oxidase. The cofactor consists of a mononuclear molybdenum (Mo-molybdopterin) or tungsten ion (W-molybdopterin) coordinated by one or two molybdopterin ligands.

Child Functions

GO:0032326Mo-molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process
GO:0032327W-molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042560pteridine-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0043545molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process
GO:0051187cofactor catabolic process