Key factors in mTOR regulation

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Jan;67(2):239-53. doi: 10.1007/s00018-009-0163-7. Epub 2009 Oct 13.


Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a protein serine/threonine kinase that controls a wide range of growth-related cellular processes. In the past several years, many factors have been identified that are involved in controlling mTOR activity. Those factors in turn are regulated by diverse signaling cascades responsive to changes in intracellular and environmental conditions. The molecular connections between mTOR and its regulators form a complex signaling network that governs cellular metabolism, growth and proliferation. In this review, we discuss some key factors in mTOR regulation and mechanisms by which these factors control mTOR activity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways*
  • Protein Kinases / genetics
  • Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases


  • Protein Kinases
  • MTOR protein, human
  • TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases