molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process

id: GO:0043545
name: molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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:0019720Mo-molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process
GO:0032324molybdopterin cofactor biosynthetic process
GO:0032325molybdopterin cofactor catabolic process
GO:0042046W-molybdopterin cofactor metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006732coenzyme metabolic process
GO:0042558pteridine-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0051189prosthetic group metabolic process