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Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) Inhibitors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14751088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current efforts in anticancer drug development are targeting key factors in cell-cycle regulation. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is one such protein kinase that facilitates cell growth by stimulating the cell to traverse the G1 to S phase of the cell cycle. Rapamycin is the first defined inhibitor of mTOR, and the demonstration of its antitumor activity has led to great interest in this pathway as an antitumor mechanism. Analogues with better pharmacologic properties have been developed and have entered clinical trials. Human cell lines of renal cell cancer, among several other tumors, are sensitive to growth inhibition via this pathway. Ongoing clinical trials are evaluating renal cell cancer and other malignancies using therapy with mTOR inhibitors. These agents are more likely to induce growth inhibition rather than tumor regression.
Janice P Dutcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology reports     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1523-3790     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol Rep     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-30     Completed Date:  2004-05-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888967     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Our Lady of Mercy Cancer Center, New York Medical College, 600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10466, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Cell Division / drug effects
Cell Line, Tumor
Clinical Trials as Topic
Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  genetics
Protein Kinase Inhibitors*
Protein Kinases*
Sirolimus / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; 0/Protein Kinase Inhibitors; 53123-88-9/Sirolimus; EC 2.7.-/Protein Kinases; EC 2.7.1.-/mTOR protein

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