mTOR (Mammalian Target of Rapamycin, aka FRAP, RAPT or RAFT) is a large 289 kDa Ser/Thr protein kinase that regulates cell cycle progression, cell growth, protein synthesis, ribosome biogenesis, and autophagy. mTOR is an evolutionarily conserved member of the Phosphoinositol Kinase-related Kinase (PIKK) family whose activity is regulated by phosphorylation on Ser2448 by Akt in response to insulin or muscle activity. mTORC1 (mTOR Complex 1) consists of at least mTOR, Raptor, and G (mLST8). mTORC1 is known to play a central role in insulin signaling, which is crucial in maintaining metabolic homeostasis. mTORC2 affects cell proliferation and survival primarily by phosphorylating the hydrophobic motif of Akt on Ser473, a well-known effecter of the PI3 Kinase pathway. In addition to phosphorylating Akt, the mTORC2 complex is also known to effect cytoskeletal organization and migration by exerting its effects through Rac, Rho, and PKC. Defects in both mTOR complexes are associated with a variety of diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
This antibody recognizes mTOR.
Flag-tagged full-length mTOR protein
Anti-mTOR Antibody, clone 21D8.2 is an antibody against mTOR for use in WB & IC.
Immunocytochemistry Analysis: A 1:500 dilution of this antibody from a previous lot detected mTOR in C2C12, HeLa, and NIH/3T3 cell lysates.
Research Sub Category
PI3K, Akt, & mTOR Signaling
Evaluated by Western Blot in HEK293 cell lysate.
Western Blot Analysis: 0.5 µg/mL of this antibody detected mTOR on HEK293 cell lysate.
Protein G Purified
Purified immunoglobulin containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine, pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl and 0.05% Sodium Azide.
Storage and Stability
Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for 1 year from date of receipt.
Hek293 cell lysate
Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
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