rapamycin


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rapamycin

(răp′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.

sirolimus

A macrolide immunosuppressant that is structurally similar to tacrolimus. It suppresses B- and T-cell proliferation, lymphokine synthesis, and T-cell response to IL2 by acting on target of rapamycin (TOR).

rapamycin

Sirolimus, see there.

rapamycin

a macrolide compound obtained from Streptomyces hygroscopicus used as an immunosuppressant in tissue transplantation.
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Rapamycin inhibits a cellular pathway that regulates growth and metabolism.
Presently, two scientists are studying a new drug called rapamycin, which expands the lifespans of mice.
However, this medication has some drawbacks, including an increase in insulin resistance that could set the stage for diabetes but the new findings also suggest that the combination of rapamycin and another drug to offset that increase in insulin resistance might provide the benefits of this medication without the unwanted side effect.
AADi's lead product is ABI-009, ananoparticle albumin-bound mTOR inhibitor based onsirolimus or rapamycin, also known as nab-rapamycin.
Rapamycin also inhibits F-actin reorganization and cell motility, at least in part, by downregulating the level and activity of RhoA through mTORC1-mediated S6K1- and 4E-BP1-signaling pathways.
Previous work showed that in yeast, mice, and humans, rapamycin functions by binding to a protein known as "FKBP12" (FK506 binding protein 12).
Two drugs, rapamycin (an immunosuppressant) and metformin (a diabetes medication) disrupt signaling of G6P and improved cardiac power in small animal studies.
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a central signaling molecule downstream of the AKT signaling pathway.
Zortress is the first mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor approved for use following liver transplantation.
In a new study, vitamin C was found to kill human ovarian tumor cells in laboratory dishes by acting as a pro-oxidant that damaged deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and sabotaged cellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and by inhibiting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a cell growth activator.
Ophthalmologists and eye specialists from the US and Europe focus on recent innovative treatment options, but begin with an outline of treatment principles and the most conventional treatments, including corticosteroids and other immunosuppresant agents, then discuss the newer available agents for intraocular inflammation, such as drugs adopted from rheumatology, mycophenolate mofetil, anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha agents, anti-interleuken therapy, interferon-alpha therapy, rituximab, intravitreal injection therapy, corticosteroid intravitreal implants, and calcineurin inhibitor voclosporin, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor sirolumus, and the IL-1 trap rilonacept.