folic acid metabolic process

id: GO:0046655
name: folic acid metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid. Folic acid is widely distributed as a member of the vitamin B complex and is essential for the synthesis of purine and pyrimidines.

Child Functions

GO:0046656folic acid biosynthetic process
GO:0046657folic acid catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006575cellular modified amino acid metabolic process
GO:0006760folic acid-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0006767water-soluble vitamin metabolic process