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Title:Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Differentiation by a Rapamycin -Sensitive Signaling Pathway
Author(s):Erbay, Ebru
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Chen, Jie
Department / Program:Microbiology
Discipline:Microbiology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Cell
Abstract:To gain further insight into myogenic regulation of mTOR, the structure-function relationship of mTOR was examined by a series of truncation and deletion mutants. Strikingly, the results indicate that the C-terminal 1187 amino acids are sufficient for mTOR's myogenic function and the N-terminal half of the protein is completely dispensable. Both the FKBP 12-rapamycin binding domain (FRB) and the kinase domain are necessary for mTOR's myogenic function despite kinase activity being dispensable. These observations provide structural insights into the regulatory mechanisms of mTOR, possibly involving association with regulators, and warrant further investigation to identify the potential partner proteins critical in mTOR signaling during skeletal myogenesis.
Issue Date:2004
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:104 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86664
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3130911
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2004


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