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autophosphatase (plural autophosphatases)
- (biochemistry, noun adjunct) A phosphatase that dephosphorylates itself
- an autophosphatase reaction
- 2006, U. Schibler, “Circadian time keeping”, in Kalsbeek et al., editors, Hypothalamic Integration of Energy Metabolism, →ISBN, page 273:
- In addition, KaiC, which can act both as an autokinase and an autophosphatase, undergoes robust daily phosphorylation cycles that depend on its physical interactions with KaiA and KaiB.