mTOR is a protein that is responsible for cell growth, proliferation, and survival. When mTOR is activated, it signals the cell to start making new proteins, which leads to an increase in cell size and mass. mTOR is also involved in regulating cellular metabolism and energy production.
In addition, mTOR plays a role in cancer by promoting cell growth and survival. When mTOR is overactive, it can lead to the development of cancerous tumors.
mTOR inhibitors have shown promise in the treatment of cancer, as they can help to stop cancer cells from growing and spreading. In addition, mTOR inhibitors have also been studied for their potential to treat other conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune diseases.
There are two types of mTOR inhibitors: rapamycin and everolimus. Rapamycin was the first mTOR inhibitor to be developed, and it is still the most widely used mTOR inhibitor. Everolimus is a newer mTOR inhibitor that is sometimes used in combination with rapamycin.
mTOR inhibitors are still being researched and more studies are needed to determine their safety and effectiveness. However, mTOR inhibitors hold promise as a potential treatment for a variety of conditions.
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Experts discussing mTOR
Siim LandAuthor, public speaker, and high-performance coach, specializing in creating content on optimizing health, performance, and longevity through biohacking techniques.
Dr. David Sinclair, Ph.D.A renowned authority on the genetics of aging and longevity, author, and host of Lifespan with Dr. David Sinclair podcast.
Matthew D. LaPlanteAn assistant professor of journalism at Utah State University, journalist, radio program host, blogger, and co-author of several books.
Dr. James DiNicolantonioDoctor of Pharmacy, cardiovascular research scientist, expert in evidence-based nutrition, and author.
Dr. Jason FungNephrologist, with special interest in weight management and diabetes.
Dr. Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO, FACNA fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), in addition to being Board Certified by both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Academy of Osteopathy.