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Accession
GO:0006582
Name
melanin metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
melanin metabolism
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom. Source: GOC:go_curators
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006582 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
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melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  phenol-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0018958)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
melanin metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  pigment metabolic process (GO:0042440)
Children of melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
melanin catabolic process (GO:0046150) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
melanization defense response (GO:0035006) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process
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