New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex

http://ift.tt/2rk3tys As the cell’s molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Scientists have succeeded in locating a crucial off-switch for the central cell control. Paradoxically, this ‘off-switch’ is a lipid kinase producing a product previously known for its role in the activation of mTor.

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