Published in Cancer Weekly, February 21st, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Acute myeloid leukemia cells have constitutive activation of phosphatidylinositol 3(PI3) kinase and require PI3 kinase activation for survival; however, the function of the PI3 kinase pathway in the survival of leukemic cells is poorly defined."
"We have studied the role of one PI3 kinase substrate, mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin), in primary leukemic cells. In initial experiments, we have defined a novel growth medium that improves survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) blasts in long-term suspension...
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