Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Metabolism of amino acids and derivatives (R-HSA-71291)

Species Homo sapiens


This group of reactions is responsible for: 1) the breakdown of amino acids; 2) the synthesis of urea from ammonia and amino groups generated by amino acid breakdown; 3) the synthesis of the ten amino acids that are not essential components of the human diet; and 4) the synthesis of related nitrogen-containing molecules including carnitine and creatine.

Transport of these molecuels across lipid bilayer membranes is annotated separately as part of the module on "transmembrane transport of small molecules".

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GO Biological Process cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process (0034641)