Torin 2 is a potent and selective mTOR inhibitor with IC50 of 0.25 nM in p53−/− MEFs cell line; 800-fold greater selectivity for mTOR than PI3K and improved pharmacokinetic properties. Inhibition of ATM/ATR/DNA-PK with EC50 of 28 nM/35 nM/118 nM,in PC3 cell lines respectively.
Torin 2 has the same binding mode as PI3Kγ, V882 serves as a hinge binding point and in the inner hydrophobic pocket Y867, D841 and D964 provide three more hydrogen bonds with aminopyridine side chain analogous to Y2225, D2195 and D2357 of mTOR.  Torin 2 inhibits mTORC1, thus activates TFEB by promoting its nuclear translocation with EC50 of 1.666 mM.  Torin 2(< 50 nM) causes a significant reduction in viability of both MZ-CRC-1 and TT cells. Torin 2 (100 nM) exerts a significant reduction of migration of both MZ-CRC-1 and TT cells.