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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Characterization of some molecular mechanisms governing autoactivation of the catalytic domain of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase.
Gain-of-function mutations associated with hereditary pancreatitis enhance autoactivation of human cationic trypsinogen.
1A likely represent fragmented hK6, which is known to have autoactivation and autocatalytic activity (26, 27).