para-aminobenzoic acid metabolic process

id: GO:0046482
name: para-aminobenzoic acid metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving para-aminobenzoic acid, an intermediate in the synthesis of folic acid, a compound which some organisms, e.g. prokaryotes, eukaryotic microbes, and plants, can synthesize de novo. Others, notably mammals, cannot. In yeast, it is present as a factor in the B complex of vitamins.

Child Functions

GO:0008153para-aminobenzoic acid biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0009072aromatic amino acid family metabolic process