autocatalysis

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catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction

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A single nucleotide polymorphism of CYP2B6 found in Japanese enhances catalytic activity by autoactivation.
170) Receptor tyrosine kinases contain a YXXXYY motif within the activation loop of their kinase domains, and phosphorylation of these tyrosines is essential for autoactivation and induction of downstream signaling.
Some PRSS1 gene mutations appear to increase the stability of the trypsin protein by eliminating a trypsin autodegradation site while other PRSS1 gene mutations appear to enhance trypsinogen autoactivation, both of which eventually result in chronic pancreatitis.