October 19, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About mTOR, And How To Maximally Stimulate Protein Synthesis

Protein Synthesis Is Activated By mTOR
Activation of protein synthesis is controlled by a series of phosphorylation events orchestrated by a protein called ‘mammalian target of rapamycin’ (mTOR) – which is the master-controller of protein synthesis in the cell, and thus the most important cell signaling complex for muscle growth. Muscle growth is directly related to mTOR activation – greater mTOR activation equals greater protein synthesis, meaning more new proteins are sent out for muscle growth and repair