ectoine metabolic process

id: GO:0042399
name: ectoine metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving ectoine (1,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2-methyl-4-pyrimidinecarboxylic acid), a tetrahydropyrimidine commonly synthesized by halophilic bacteria.

Child Functions

GO:0019491ectoine biosynthetic process
GO:0042400ectoine catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006725cellular aromatic compound metabolic process
GO:0006807nitrogen compound metabolic process
GO:0032787monocarboxylic acid metabolic process
GO:0046483heterocycle metabolic process