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Prog Cell Cycle Res. 1995;1:53-71.

Mechanism of action of rapamycin: new insights into the regulation of G1-phase progression in eukaryotic cells.

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Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

Abstract

The immunosuppressant drug, rapamycin (RAP), is a potent inhibitor of IL-2-dependent T-cell proliferation. The antiproliferative effect of RAP is mediated through the formation of an active complex with its cytosolic receptor protein, FKBP12. The molecular target of the FKBP12.RAP complex is a putative lipid kinase termed the mammalian Target Of Rapamycin (mTOR). This review will discuss recent findings suggesting that mTOR is a novel regulator of G1- to S-phase progression in eukaryotic cells.

PMID:
9552353
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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