diaminopimelate metabolic process

id: GO:0046451
name: diaminopimelate metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving diaminopimelate, the anion of the dicarboxylic acid 2,6-diaminoheptanedioic acid. It is an intermediate in lysine biosynthesis and as a component (as meso-diaminopimelate) of the peptidoglycan of Gram-negative bacterial cell walls.

Child Functions

GO:0009089lysine biosynthetic process via diaminopimelate
GO:0019877diaminopimelate biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0009308amine metabolic process
GO:0043648dicarboxylic acid metabolic process