Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2019 06 1;27(6):965-976. Epub 2019 Feb 1.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan. Electronic address:
Objective: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine kinase that integrates nutrients to execute cell growth. We hypothesized that mTOR is influential in the intervertebral disc-largest avascular, low-nutrient organ. Our objective was to identify the optimal mTOR inhibitor for treating human degenerative disc disease. Read More