Torin 1

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mTOR Inhibitors Small Molecule
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Description: Potent and selective mTOR inhibitor

Chemical Name: 1-[4-[4-(1-Oxopropyl)-1-piperazinyl]-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-9-(3-quinolinyl)-benzo[h]-1,6-naphthyridin-2(1H)-one

Purity: ≥98%

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Citations (116)
Reviews (1)

Biological Activity

Potent and selective mTOR inhibitor (IC50 = 2 - 10 nM for mTORC1 and mTORC2). Displays 200-fold selectivity for mTOR over DNA-PK, ATM and hVps34. Induces autophagy in HeLa cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 1 mM in DMSO with gentle warming
Store at +4°C

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Citations for Torin 1

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  1. Dysfunctional autophagy following exposure to pro-inflammatory cytokines contributes to pancreatic β-cell apoptosis.
    Authors: Lambelet Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2018;9:96
  2. Amino acids stimulate the endosome-to-Golgi trafficking through Ragulator and small GTPase Arl5.
    Authors: Shi Et al.
    Nat Commun  2018;9:4987
  3. Is Ras a potential target in treatment against cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma?.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    J Cancer  2018;9:3373
  4. mTOR-dependent phosphorylation controls TFEB nuclear export.
    Authors: Napolitano Et al.
    Nat Commun  2018;9:3312
  5. Carbon monoxide-induced TFEB nuclear translocation enhances mitophagy/mitochondrial biogenesis in hepatocytes and ameliorates inflammatory liver injury.
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2018;9:1060
  6. PTBP1-Mediated Alternative Splicing Regulates the Inflammatory Secretome and the Pro-tumorigenic Effects of Senescent Cells.
    Authors: Georgilis Et al.
    Cancer Cell  2018;34:85
  7. Metabolic reprogramming of murine cardiomyocytes during autophagy requires the extracellular nutrient sensor decorin.
    Authors: Gubbiotti Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2018;293:16940
  8. ULK1 O-GlcNAcylation Is Crucial for Activating VPS34 via ATG14L during Autophagy Initiation.
    Authors: Pyo Et al.
    Cell Rep  2018;25:2878
  9. Autophagosomal YKT6 is required for fusion with lysosomes independently of syntaxin 17.
    Authors: Matsui Et al.
    J Cell Biol  2018;217:2633
  10. HEPES activates a MiT/TFE-dependent lysosomal-autophagic gene network in cultured cells: A call for caution.
    Authors: Tol Et al.
    Autophagy  2018;14:437
  11. Role of the MAPK/cJun NH2-terminal kinase signaling pathway in starvation-induced autophagy.
    Authors: Barutcu Et al.
    Autophagy  2018;14:1586
  12. Lifespan extension without fertility reduction following dietary addition of the autophagy activator Torin1 in Drosophila melanogaster.
    Authors: Mason Et al.
    PLoS One  2018;13:e0190105
  13. Tenovin-6 impairs autophagy by inhibiting autophagic flux.
    Authors: Yuan Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2017;8:e2608
  14. TBK1 Provides Context-Selective Support of the Activated AKT/mTOR Pathway in Lung Cancer.
    Authors: Cooper Et al.
    Cancer Res  2017;77:5077
  15. Autophagosomal Content Profiling Reveals an LC3C-Dependent Piecemeal Mitophagy Pathway.
    Authors: Guerroue Et al.
    Mol Cell  2017;68:786
  16. PARK2 Depletion Connects Energy and Oxidative Stress to PI3K/Akt Activation via PTEN S-Nitrosylation.
    Authors: Gupta Et al.
    Mol Cell  2017;65:999
  17. Akt regulation of glycolysis mediates bioenergetic stability in epithelial cells.
    Authors: Hung Et al.
    Elife  2017;6
  18. DGAT1-Dependent Lipid Droplet Biogenesis Protects Mitochondrial Function during Starvation-Induced Autophagy.
    Authors: Nguyen Et al.
    Dev Cell  2017;42:9
  19. PtdIns3P controls mTORC1 signaling through lysosomal positioning.
    Authors: Hong Et al.
    J Cell Biol  2017;216:4217
  20. Tim-3 is a Marker of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Dysfunction during HIV Infection and Is Associated with the Recruitment of IRF7 and p85 into Lysosomes and with the Submembrane Displacement of TLR9.
    Authors: Schwartz Et al.
    J Immunol  2017;198:3181
  21. TORC1 and TORC2 converge to regulate the SAGA co-activator in response to nutrient availability.
    Authors: Laboucarié Et al.
    EMBO Rep  2017;18:2197
  22. Deubiquitinase OTUD6B Isoforms Are Important Regulators of Growth and Proliferation.
    Authors: Sobol Et al.
    Mol Cancer Res  2017;15:117
  23. The E3 ubiquitin ligase NEDD4 enhances killing of membrane-perturbing intracellular bacteria by promoting autophagy.
    Authors: Pei Et al.
    Autophagy  2017;13:2041
  24. Loss of ULK1 increases RPS6KB1-NCOR1 repression of NR1H/LXR-mediated Scd1 transcription and augments lipotoxicity in hepatic cells.
    Authors: Sinha Et al.
    Autophagy  2017;13:169
  25. The anti-tumor drug 2-hydroxyoleic acid (Minerval) stimulates signaling and retrograde transport.
    Authors: Torgersen Et al.
    Oncotarget  2016;7:86871
  26. TSC loss distorts DNA replication programme and sensitises cells to genotoxic stress.
    Authors: Pai Et al.
    Oncotarget  2016;7:85365
  27. Diagnostic and clinical relevance of the autophago-lysosomal network in human gliomas.
    Authors: Jennewein Et al.
    Oncotarget  2016;7:20016
  28. Polarization of M2 macrophages requires Lamtor1 that integrates cytokine and amino-acid signals
    Authors: Kimura Et al.
    Nature Communications  2016;7:13130
  29. mTORC1 and CK2 coordinate ternary and eIF4F complex assembly.
    Authors: Gandin Et al.
    Nat Commun  2016;7:11127
  30. mTORC1-mediated inhibition of polycystin-1 expression drives renal cyst formation in tuberous sclerosis complex.
    Authors: Pema Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell  2016;7:10786
  31. Trehalose, sucrose and raffinose are novel activators of autophagy in human keratinocytes through an mTOR-independent pathway.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;6:28423
  32. LKB1 loss links serine metabolism to DNA methylation and tumorigenesis.
    Authors: Kottakis Et al.
    Nature  2016;539:390
  33. An evolutionarily conserved mechanism for cAMP elicited axonal regeneration involves direct activation of the dual leucine zipper kinase DLK.
    Authors: Hao Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2016;5
  34. Characterizing inactive ribosomes in translational profiling.
    Authors: Liu
    Translation (Austin)  2016;4:e1138018
  35. Oncogenic PI3K and K-Ras stimulate de novo lipid synthesis through mTORC1 and SREBP.
    Authors: Ricoult Et al.
    Oncogene  2016;35:1250
  36. TDP-43 loss of function increases TFEB activity and blocks autophagosome-lysosome fusion.
    Authors: Xia Et al.
    EMBO J  2016;35:121
  37. A novel Rab10-EHBP1-EHD2 complex essential for the autophagic engulfment of lipid droplets.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    Sci Adv  2016;2:e1601470
  38. Nutrient-regulated Phosphorylation of ATG13 Inhibits Starvation-induced Autophagy.
    Authors: Puente Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2016;291:6026
  39. RACK1 Is an Interaction Partner of ATG5 and a Novel Regulator of Autophagy.
    Authors: Erbil Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2016;291:16753
  40. mTOR controls lysosome tubulation and antigen presentation in macrophages and dendritic cells.
    Authors: Saric Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;27:321
  41. nanoCAGE reveals 5' UTR features that define specific modes of translation of functionally related MTOR-sensitive mRNAs.
    Authors: Gandin Et al.
    Genome Res  2016;26:636
  42. Involvement of PARK2-Mediated Mitophagy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pathogenesis.
    Authors: Kobayashi Et al.
    J Immunol  2016;197:504
  43. Neuronal gene repression in Niemann-Pick type C models is mediated by the c-Abl/HDAC2 signaling pathway.
    Authors: Contreras Et al.
    Biochim Biophys Acta  2016;1859:269
  44. A Founder Mutation in VPS11 Causes an Autosomal Recessive Leukoencephalopathy Linked to Autophagic Defects.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    Cell Rep  2016;12:e1005848
  45. Drosophila Mitf regulates the V-ATPase and the lysosomal-autophagic pathway.
    Authors: Bouche Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;12:484
  46. Hypoxia promotes noncanonical autophagy in nucleus pulposus cells independent of MTOR and HIF1A signaling.
    Authors: Choi Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;12:1631
  47. Iron overload causes endolysosomal deficits modulated by NAADP-regulated 2-pore channels and RAB7A.
    Authors: Fernández Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;12:1487
  48. TFEB and TFE3 cooperate in the regulation of the innate immune response in activated macrophages.
    Authors: Pastore Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;12:1240
  49. TP53INP2/DOR, a mediator of cell autophagy, promotes rDNA transcription via facilitating the assembly of the POLR1/RNA polymerase I preinitiation complex at rDNA promoters.
    Authors: Xu Et al.
    Autophagy  2016;12:1118
  50. IL-15 activates mTOR and primes stress-activated gene expression leading to prolonged antitumor capacity of NK cells.
    Authors: Mao Et al.
    Blood  2016;128:1475
  51. IBMPFD Disease-Causing Mutant VCP/p97 Proteins Are Targets of Autophagic-Lysosomal Degradation.
    Authors: Bayraktar Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;11:e0164864
  52. The Loss of Lam2 and Npr2-Npr3 Diminishes the Vacuolar Localization of Gtr1-Gtr2 and Disinhibits TORC1 Activity in Fission Yeast.
    Authors: Ma Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;11:e0156239
  53. Trehalose upregulates progranulin expression in human and mouse models of GRN haploinsufficiency: a novel therapeutic lead to treat frontotemporal dementia.
    Authors: Holler Et al.
    Mol Neurodegener  2016;11:46
  54. Activation of 5-HT7 receptor stimulates neurite elongation through mTOR, Cdc42 and actin filaments dynamics.
    Authors: Speranza Et al.
    Nat Chem Biol  2015;9:62
  55. The MAPK and PI3K pathways mediate CNTF-induced neuronal survival and process outgrowth in hypothalamic organotypic cultures.
    Authors: Askvig and Watt
    J Cell Commun Signal  2015;9:217
  56. The mTORC1/4E-BP pathway coordinates hemoglobin production with L-leucine availability.
    Authors: Chung Et al.
    Mol Cancer Res  2015;8:ra34
  57. Autophagy restricts HIV-1 infection by selectively degrading Tat in CD4+ T lymphocytes.
    Authors: Sagnier Et al.
    J Virol  2015;89:615
  58. Reinstating aberrant mTORC1 activity in Huntington's disease mice improves disease phenotypes.
    Authors: Lee Et al.
    Neuron  2015;85:303
  59. Autophagy regulates hepatocyte identity and epithelial-to-mesenchymal and mesenchymal-to-epithelial transitions promoting Snail degradation.
    Authors: Grassi Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2015;6:e1880
  60. Regulation of autophagy by coordinated action of mTORC1 and protein phosphatase 2A.
    Authors: Wong Et al.
    Nat Commun  2015;6:8048
  61. Autophagy activation and protection from mitochondrial dysfunction in human chondrocytes.
    Authors: Figueroa Et al.
    Autophagy  2015;67:966
  62. SLC38A9 is a component of the lysosomal amino acid sensing machinery that controls mTORC1.
    Authors: Rebsamen Et al.
    Autophagy  2015;519:477
  63. Diacylglycerol kinase-ζ regulates mTORC1 and lipogenic metabolism in cancer cells through SREBP-1.
    Authors: Torres-Ayuso Et al.
    Oncogenesis  2015;4:e164
  64. Decorin is an autophagy-inducible proteoglycan and is required for proper in vivo autophagy.
    Authors: Gubbiotti Et al.
    Matrix Biol  2015;48:14
  65. Regulation of the transcription factor EB-PGC1α axis by beclin-1 controls mitochondrial quality and cardiomyocyte death under stress.
    Authors: Ma Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2015;35:956
  66. Amino Acid-Dependent mTORC1 Regulation by the Lysosomal Membrane Protein SLC38A9.
    Authors: Jung Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2015;35:2479
  67. HIV-1 Tat alters neuronal autophagy by modulating autophagosome fusion to the lysosome: implications for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.
    Authors: Fields Et al.
    J Neurosci  2015;35:1921
  68. La-related Protein 1 (LARP1) Represses Terminal Oligopyrimidine (TOP) mRNA Translation Downstream of mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1).
    Authors: Fonseca Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2015;290:15996
  69. Cholesterol-mediated activation of acid sphingomyelinase disrupts autophagy in the retinal pigment epithelium.
    Authors: Toops Et al.
    J Exp Med  2015;26:41640
  70. Amyloid precursor protein (APP) affects global protein synthesis in dividing human cells.
    Authors: Sobol Et al.
    J Cell Physiol  2015;230:1064
  71. PDK1 orchestrates early NK cell development through induction of E4BP4 expression and maintenance of IL-15 responsiveness.
    Authors: Yang Et al.
    J Clin Invest  2015;212:253
  72. Apoptotic effects of high-dose rapamycin occur in S-phase of the cell cycle.
    Authors: Saqcena Et al.
    Autophagy  2015;14:2285
  73. A mechanism for asymmetric cell division resulting in proliferative asynchronicity.
    Authors: Dey-Guha Et al.
    Autophagy  2015;13:223
  74. mTORC1-Induced HK1-Dependent Glycolysis Regulates NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation.
    Authors: Moon Et al.
    Cell Rep  2015;12:102
  75. Coactivator SRC-2-dependent metabolic reprogramming mediates prostate cancer survival and metastasis.
    Authors: Dasgupta Et al.
    Sci Signal  2015;125:1174
  76. Phosphoproteomic Analysis of KSHV-Infected Cells Reveals Roles of ORF45-Activated RSK during Lytic Replication.
    Authors: Avey Et al.
    PLoS Pathog  2015;11:e1004993
  77. GSK-3 modulates cellular responses to a broad spectrum of kinase inhibitors.
    Authors: Thorne Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell  2015;11:58
  78. PARK2-mediated mitophagy is involved in regulation of HBEC senescence in COPD pathogenesis.
    Authors: Ito Et al.
    Nature  2015;11:547
  79. Pharmacological inhibition of lysosomes activates the MTORC1 signaling pathway in chondrocytes in an autophagy-independent manner.
    Authors: Newton Et al.
    Autophagy  2015;11:1594
  80. mTORC2 regulates cardiac response to stress by inhibiting MST1.
    Authors: Sciarretta Et al.
    Elife  2015;11:125
  81. TNFAIP3 promotes survival of CD4 T cells by restricting MTOR and promoting autophagy.
    Authors: Matsuzawa Et al.
    Sci Rep  2015;11:1052
  82. Hedgehog signaling activates a positive feedback mechanism involving Ins-like growth factors to induce osteoblast differentiation.
    Authors: Shi Et al.
    Front Behav Neurosci  2015;112:4678
  83. Tor Signaling Regulates Transcription of Amino Acid Permeases through a GATA Transcription Factor Gaf1 in Fission Yeast.
    Authors: Ma Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;10:e0144677
  84. Rapamycin-insensitive up-regulation of adipocyte phospholipase A2 in tuberous sclerosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    J Exp Med  2014;9:e104809
  85. Fertilization-induced autophagy in mouse embryos is independent of mTORC1.
    Authors: Yamamoto Et al.
    Biol Reprod  2014;91:7
  86. The nutrient-responsive transcription factor TFE3 promotes autophagy, lysosomal biogenesis, and clearance of cellular debris.
    Authors: Martina Et al.
    Sci Signal  2014;7:ra9
  87. Oncogenic mutations in adenomatous polyposis coli (Apc) activate mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) in mice and zebrafish.
    Authors: Valvezan Et al.
    Dis Model Mech  2014;7:63
  88. Palmitate induces mRNA translation and increases ER protein load in islet β-cells via activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway.
    Authors: Hatanaka Et al.
    Diabetes  2014;63:3404
  89. Regulation of YAP by mTOR and autophagy reveals a therapeutic target of tuberous sclerosis complex.
    Authors: Liang Et al.
    J Exp Med  2014;211:2249
  90. OE and mTORC2 cooperate to enhance prostaglandin biosynthesis and tumorigenesis in TSC2-deficient LAM cells.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    BMC Biochem  2014;211:15
  91. Mammalian target of Rapamycin inhibition and mycobacterial survival are uncoupled in murine macrophages.
    Authors: Zullo Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2014;15:4
  92. An invertebrate Warburg effect: a shrimp virus achieves successful replication by altering the host metabolome via the PI3K-Akt-mTOR pathway.
    Authors: Su Et al.
    PLoS Pathog  2014;10:e1004196
  93. Development of a novel method for quantification of autophagic protein degradation by AHA labeling.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    PLoS Genet  2014;10:901
  94. Expression of the autophagy substrate SQSTM1/p62 is restored during prolonged starvation depending on transcriptional upregulation and autophagy-derived amino acids.
    Authors: Sahani Et al.
    Autophagy  2014;10:431
  95. Autophagy fosters myofibroblast differentiation through MTORC2 activation and downstream upregulation of CTGF.
    Authors: Bernard Et al.
    Cell Cycle  2014;10:2193
  96. Japanese encephalitis virus replication is negatively regulated by autophagy and occurs on LC3-I- and EDEM1-containing membranes.
    Authors: Sharma Et al.
    Arthritis Rheumatol  2014;10:1637
  97. p53-directed translational control can shape and expand the universe of p53 target genes.
    Authors: Zaccara Et al.
    Cell Death Differ  2014;
  98. Live imaging and single-cell analysis reveal differential dynamics of autophagy and apoptosis.
    Authors: Xu Et al.
    Autophagy  2013;9:1418
  99. ATP-competitive mTOR kinase inhibitors delay plant growth by triggering early differentiation of meristematic cells but no developmental patterning change.
    Authors: Montané and Menand
    Nat Commun  2013;64:4361
  100. Stimulation of autophagy improves endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced diabetes.
    Authors: Bachar-Wikstrom Et al.
    Diabetes  2013;62:1227
  101. Differential regulation of the expressions of the PGC-1α splice variants, lipins, and PPARα in heart compared to liver.
    Authors: Kok Et al.
    J Lipid Res  2013;54:1662
  102. Selective targeting of human colon cancer stem-like cells by the mTOR inhibitor Torin-1.
    Authors: Francipane and Lagasse
    Oncotarget  2013;4:1948
  103. Epigenetic regulation of autophagy by the methyltransferase G9a.
    Authors: Narvajas Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2013;33:3983
  104. Inactivation of the mTORC1-eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E pathway alters stress granule formation.
    Authors: Fournier Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2013;33:2285
  105. Suppression of lysosome function induces autophagy via a feedback down-regulation of MTOR complex 1 (MTORC1) activity.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2013;288:35769
  106. mTOR complex 2 phosphorylates IMP1 cotranslationally to promote IGF2 production and the proliferation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts.
    Authors: Dai Et al.
    Genes Dev  2013;27:301
  107. SYK regulates mTOR signaling in AML.
    Authors: Carnevale Et al.
    Leukemia  2013;27:2118
  108. mTOR regulates phagosome and entotic vacuole fission.
    Authors: Krajcovic Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell  2013;24:3736
  109. Activation of lysosomal function in the course of autophagy via mTORC1 suppression and autophagosome-lysosome fusion.
    Authors: Zhou Et al.
    Cell Res  2013;23:508
  110. Interaction between FIP200 and ATG16L1 distinguishes ULK1 complex-dependent and -independent autophagy.
    Authors: Gammoh Et al.
    Nat Struct Mol Biol  2013;20:144
  111. Rag GTPases mediate amino acid-dependent recruitment of TFEB and MITF to lysosomes.
    Authors: Martina and Puertollano
    J Cell Biol  2013;200:475
  112. mTORC1 controls mitochondrial activity and biogenesis through 4E-BP-dependent translational regulation.
    Authors: Morita Et al.
    Cell Metab  2013;18:698
  113. WNT-LRP5 signaling induces Warburg effect through mTORC2 activation during osteoblast differentiation.
    Authors: Esen Et al.
    Cell Metab  2013;17:745
  114. MTORC1 functions as a transcriptional regulator of autophagy by preventing nuclear transport of TFEB.
    Authors: Martina Et al.
    Autophagy  2012;8:903
  115. Structure-activity analysis of niclosamide reveals potential role for cytoplasmic pH in control of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling.
    Authors: Fonseca Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2012;287:17530
  116. Keap1 degradation by autophagy for the maintenance of redox homeostasis.
    Authors: Taguchi Et al.
    J Exp Bot  2012;109:13561


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inhibition of Torin in acute brain slices
By Anonymous on 01/10/2018
Species: Mouse

We used Torin-1 to inhibit torin signalling, we got the expected effect on metabolic changes in acute brain slices

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