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The flipside of the TOR coin – TORC2 and plasma membrane homeostasis at a glance

Published inJournal of cell science, vol. 133, no. 9
Publication date2020-05-01
First online date2020-05-11

Target of rapamycin (TOR) is a serine/threonine protein kinase conserved in most eukaryote organisms. TOR assembles into two multiprotein complexes (TORC1 and TORC2), which function as regulators of cellular growth and homeostasis by serving as direct transducers of extracellular biotic and abiotic signals, and, through their participation in intrinsic feedback loops, respectively. TORC1, the better-studied complex, is mainly involved in cell volume homeostasis through regulating accumulation of proteins and other macromolecules, while the functions of the lesser-studied TORC2 are only now starting to emerge. In this Cell Science at a Glance article and accompanying poster, we aim to highlight recent advances in our understanding of TORC2 signalling, particularly those derived from studies in yeast wherein TORC2 has emerged as a major regulator of cell surface homeostasis.

  • Membrane tension homeostasis
  • Protein kinase
  • Signalling
  • TORC2
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RIGGI, Margot, KUSMIDER, Beata, LOEWITH, Robbie Joséph. The flipside of the TOR coin – TORC2 and plasma membrane homeostasis at a glance. In: Journal of cell science, 2020, vol. 133, n° 9. doi: 10.1242/jcs.242040
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