Definition of autoproteolysis in English:

autoproteolysis

noun

Biochemistry
  • The splitting of a protein or peptide into smaller molecules which is catalysed by the enzymic activity of the protein or peptide itself.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry. From auto- + proteolysis, after German Autoproteolyse.

Pronunciation

autoproteolysis

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˌprəʊtɪˈɒlɪsɪs/