The target of rapamycin, mTOR, acts as a sensor for mitogenic stimuli, such as insulin-like growth factors and cellular nutritional status, regulating cellular growth and division. As many tumors are driven by autocrine or paracrine growth through the type-I insulin-like growth factor receptor, mTOR is potentially an attractive target for molecular-targeted treatment. Further, a rationale for anticipating tumor-selective activity based on transforming events frequently identified in malignant disease is becoming established.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Current topics in microbiology and immunology|
|State||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Microbiology (medical)