mTOR and metabolic regulation of conventional and regulatory t cells

Chaohong Liu, Nicole M. Chapman, Peer W.F. Karmaus, Hu Zeng, Hongbo Chi

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mTOR signaling links bioenergetic and biosynthetic metabolism to immune responses. mTOR is activated by diverse upstream stimuli, including immune signals, growth factors, and nutrients. Recent studies highlight crucial roles of mTOR signaling in immune functions mediated by conventional T cells and Tregs. In this review, we discuss the regulation of mTOR signaling in T cells and the functional impacts of mTOR and metabolic pathways on T cell-mediated immune responses, with a particular focus on the differentiation and function of Tregs

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-847
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Leukocyte Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • Glycolysis
  • Lipid
  • Metabolism
  • T cell differentiation
  • T<inf>regs</inf>

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology


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