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      mTOR Signaling in Growth, Metabolism, and Disease

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          Abstract

          The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) coordinates eukaryotic cell growth and metabolism with environmental inputs, including nutrients and growth factors. Extensive research over the past two decades has established a central role for mTOR in regulating many fundamental cell processes, from protein synthesis to autophagy, and deregulated mTOR signaling is implicated in the progression of cancer and diabetes, as well as the aging process. Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of mTOR function, regulation, and importance in mammalian physiology. We also highlight how the mTOR signaling network contributes to human disease and discuss the current and future prospects for therapeutically targeting mTOR in the clinic.

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          Journal
          Cell
          Cell
          Elsevier BV
          00928674
          March 2017
          March 2017
          : 168
          : 6
          : 960-976
          Article
          10.1016/j.cell.2017.02.004
          5394987
          28283069
          © 2017

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