autocatalysis

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autocatalysis

[¦ōd·ō·kə′tal·ə·səs]
(chemistry)
A catalytic reaction started by the products of a reaction that was itself catalytic.
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The other variant is a C-terminal nonsense mutation (PCSK9-C679X) that causes the retention of autocatalytically cleaved PCSK9 in the ER (16, 21).
Dopa is further oxidized to dopaquinone, which autocatalytically produces melanin as a modified clot at a wound site, or as an encapsulation of microbial invaders in the circulatory system.
In addition, MJ appears to affect its own (and JA's) biosynthesis autocatalytically.