Recent studies indicate that LRS may act as a leucine sensor for the mTORC1 pathway, potentially providing an alternative strategy to overcome rapamycin resistance in cancer treatments. In this study, we developed leucyladenylate sulfamate derivatives as LRS-targeted mTORC1 inhibitors. Compound 18 selectively inhibited LRS-mediated mTORC1 activation and exerted specific cytotoxicity against colon cancer cells with a hyperactive mTORC1, suggesting that 18 may offer a novel treatment option for human colorectal cancer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery