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Term Information

Accession
GO:0018952
Name
parathion metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
parathion metabolism
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving parathion, a highly toxic organophosphate compound formerly used as a broad spectrum insecticide, acaricide, fumigant and nematocide. Degradation of parathion by sunlight or liver enzymes can result in the formation of the active compound paraoxon which interferes with the nervous system through cholinesterase inhibition. Source: UM-BBD_pathwayID:pthn
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0018952 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of parathion metabolic process (GO:0018952)
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parathion metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  phosphate-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0006796)
parathion metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organophosphate metabolic process (GO:0019637)
parathion metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  sulfur compound metabolic process (GO:0006790)
parathion metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0006807)
Children of parathion metabolic process (GO:0018952)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
parathion catabolic process (GO:0019339) [is_a relation] is_a  parathion metabolic process
UM-BBD_pathwayID
pthn