tetrapyrrole metabolic process

id: GO:0033013
name: tetrapyrrole metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving tetrapyrroles, natural pigments containing four pyrrole rings joined by one-carbon units linking position 2 of one pyrrole ring to position 5 of the next.

Child Functions

GO:0006778porphyrin-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0015009corrin metabolic process
GO:0015010tetrahydrocorphin metabolic process
GO:0033014tetrapyrrole biosynthetic process
GO:0033015tetrapyrrole catabolic process
GO:0051202phytochromobilin metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006807nitrogen compound metabolic process
GO:0046483heterocycle metabolic process