Discovery of Rapamycin Rapamycin is a macrocyclic triene antibiotic that binds to the cytosolic protein FK-binding protein 12 (FKBP12) and inhibits mTOR pathway by directly binding to the mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1). It is a potent immunosuppressant having a variety of uses both in vitro and in vivo and is used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation. Chemical structure of...
One of our most popular antibiotics, anisomycin, is a protein and DNA synthesis inhibitor that specializes in inhibiting the 80S ribosome network (eukaryotes). Anisomycinâ€™s properties of inhibition become activated when concentrations are enough to effect greater than 95% of the 80S ribosome protein synthesis. Additionally, Anisomycin works by activating the stress response via the MAP kinase signal transduction pathway.
Rapamycin, also known as sirolimus, is an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation; it is especially useful in kidney transplants.