Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling network in skeletal myogenesis

Yejing Ge, Jie Chen

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Mammalian (or mechanistic) target of rapamycin (mTOR) regulates a wide range of cellular and developmental processes by coordinating signaling responses to mitogens, nutrients, and various stresses. Over the last decade, mTOR has emerged as a master regulator of skeletal myogenesis, controlling multiple stages of the myofiber formation process. In this minireview, we present an emerging view of the signaling network underlying mTOR regulation of myogenesis, which contrasts with the well established mechanisms in the regulation of cell and muscle growth. Current questions for future studies are also highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43928-43935
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number52
StatePublished - Dec 21 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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