Friday, February 18, 2005

137: Enzymes of some sort

I have no idea what this means, but …

Science -- Sarbassov et al. 307 (5712): 1098:

We show that in Drosophila and human cells the target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase and its associated protein rictor are necessary for Ser473 phosphorylation and that a reduction in rictor or mammalian TOR (mTOR) expression inhibited an Akt/PKB effector.
It works the same way in humans and flies? Common descent.

Anyone care to translate the article to non-molecular?