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Term:
vitamin K metabolic process (GO:0042373)
Annotations: Rat: (9) Mouse: (8) Human: (9) Chinchilla: (4) Bonobo: (5) Dog: (4) Squirrel: (3) Pig: (5)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
fat-soluble vitamin biosynthetic process +   
fat-soluble vitamin catabolic process +   
vitamin A metabolic process +   
vitamin D metabolic process +   
vitamin E metabolic process +   
vitamin K metabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways involving any of the forms of vitamin K, quinone-derived vitamins which are involved in the synthesis of blood-clotting factors in mammals. Vitamin K substances share a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and vary in the aliphatic side chains attached to the molecule.

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: vitamin K metabolism
Broad Synonyms: naphthoquinone metabolic process ;   naphthoquinone metabolism
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, http://www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/biochem/thcme/vitamins.html#k

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