Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database
Attention
The EBI data centre will be shutting down from the afternoon (BST) of Friday 26th August until the afternoon of Tuesday 30th August 2016 for essential maintenance. This might have an impact on some Reactome services and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Histidine catabolism

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-70921
Type
Pathway
Species
Homo sapiens
Compartment
Locations in the PathwayBrowser
Summation

The major pathway of histidine catabolism, annotated here, proceeds in four steps to yield glutamate and, in the process, convert one molecule of tetrahydrofolate to 5-formiminotetrahydrofolate (Morris et al. 1972). Histidine can also be decarboxylated to form histamine. Histidine can also be used to form carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine), an abundant dipeptide in skeletal muscle and brain of most vertebrates.

Literature References
Participants
Participant Of
Orthologous Events