Here at Bio-Techne we always look forward to the annual announcements of winners of the highly coveted Nobel Prize – the greatest award in science. How can you go about predicting which scientists might be in line for a life-changing phone-call from the Nobel Committee?
Well, looking at citations is one possible approach.
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway allows cells to monitor environmental signals like nutrient availability and oxygen levels. mTOR is a phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-related protein that assembles into large protein complexes (mTORC1 and mTORC2) capable of regulating cell metabolism, growth, and proliferation.