beta-ketoadipate pathway

id: GO:0042952
name: beta-ketoadipate pathway
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A pathway of aromatic compound degradation by ortho-cleavage; one branch converts protocatechuate, derived from phenolic compounds, to beta-ketoadipate, and the other branch converts catechol, generated from various aromatic hydrocarbons, amino aromatics, and lignin monomers, also to beta-ketoadipate. Two additional steps accomplish the conversion of beta-ketoadipate to tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates.

Child Functions

GO:0019615catechol catabolic process, ortho-cleavage

Parent Functions

GO:0019439aromatic compound catabolic process