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  • noun medicine An immunosuppressant, extracted from Streptomyces hygroscopicus, used in tissue transplantation.


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  • The name rapamycin is derived from the island's Polynesian name, Rapa Nui.

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  • Several researchers, and the editorial in Nature, cautioned people about taking rapamycin, which is available only by prescription.

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  • In my research, I study the use of a drug called rapamycin also known as Rapamune.

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  • In my research, I study the use of a drug called rapamycin also known as Rapamune.

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  • But the new stent is coated with a chemical (sirolimus, also known as rapamycin) that prevents plaque from adhering to it, keeping the artery open and profoundly improving the prospects for people with clogged arteries.1 Hearing about breakthroughs like this will boost your morale (and possibly your life expectancy if your arteries are clogged).


  • (Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Bergamo, Italy) and his colleagues investigated, in a small pilot study, whether blocking this pathway with the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus (originally called rapamycin) might be an effective treatment strategy against

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  • But this year researchers showed that the compound, called rapamycin, boosts longevity in mice, the first time any drug has stretched a mammal's life span.

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  • "We've shown on a cellular level that the combination of a mTOR inhibitor like rapamycin, which is clinically available, with a histone deacetylase inhibitor like LBH589, which is undergoing laboratory tests, appears to kill pancreatic cancer cells and may provide a new therapeutic approach," said Gupta.

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  • We also show that treatment with rapamycin, which is known to arrest cells in G0 / G1 did not increase apoptosis after PTX exposure.

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  • Inhibiting mTOR with a drug called rapamycin was found to significantly slow the progression of bladder tumors in mice.

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