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Term:
adenine catabolic process (GO:0006146)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
adenine biosynthetic process +   
adenine catabolic process 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of adenine, 6-aminopurine, one of the 5 main bases found in nucleic acids and a component of numerous important derivatives of its corresponding ribonucleoside, adenosine.
anaerobic purine nucleobase catabolic process 
guanine catabolic process  
hypoxanthine catabolic process +   
xanthine catabolic process +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: adenine breakdown ;   adenine catabolism ;   adenine degradation
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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