Abstract:Actinic keratosis (AK) is a skin disease that is characterized by clinical and subclinical cutaneous lesions in sun-exposed areas. It is a considerable burden due to its high occurrence in middle-aged and older populations, as well as its propensity to progress to invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway is critical in carcinogenesis and tumor development, and it has been shown to be over-activated during skin tumorigenesis, particularly upon ultraviolet (UV)… Show more
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