cephalosporin metabolic process

id: GO:0043645
name: cephalosporin metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving a cephalosporin, any of large class of tetracyclic triterpene broad-spectrum antibiotics similar both chemically and in their mode of action to penicillin, first isolated from the culture filtrates of mediterranean fungus acremonium (cephalosporium acremonium), and effective against gram-positive bacteria.

Child Functions

GO:0043646cephalosporin biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006790sulfur compound metabolic process
GO:0030653beta-lactam antibiotic metabolic process