mTOR and cancer: insights into a complex relationship

  title={mTOR and cancer: insights into a complex relationship},
  author={David M. Sabatini},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a kinase of unknown function. As part of the mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes mTOR has key roles in several pathways that are involved in human cancer, stimulating interest in mTOR inhibitors and placing it on the radar of the pharmaceutical industry. Here, I discuss the rationale for the use of drugs that target mTOR, the unexpectedly complex mechanism of action of existing mTOR inhibitors and the potential… CONTINUE READING
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