Hippo vs. Crab: tissue-specific functions of the mammalian Hippo pathway

Miki Nishio, Tomohiko Maehama, Hiroki Goto, Keisuke Nakatani, Wakako Kato, Hirofumi Omori, Yosuke Miyachi, Hideru Togashi, Yohei Shimono, Akira Suzuki

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Abstract

The Hippo signaling pathway is a vital suppressor of tumorigenesis that is often inactivated in human cancers. In normal cells, the Hippo pathway is triggered by external forces such as cell crowding, or changes to the extracellular matrix or cell polarity. Once activated, Hippo signaling down-regulates transcription supported by the paralogous cofactors YAP1 and TAZ. The Hippo pathway's functions in normal and cancer biology have been dissected by studies of mutant mice with null or conditional tissue-specific mutations of Hippo signaling elements. In this review, we attempt to systematically summarize results that have been gleaned from detailed in vivo characterizations of these mutants. Our goal is to describe the physiological roles of Hippo signaling in several normal organ systems, as well as to emphasize how disruption of the Hippo pathway, and particularly hyperactivation of YAP1/TAZ, can be oncogenic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-31
Number of pages26
JournalGenes to Cells
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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    Nishio, M., Maehama, T., Goto, H., Nakatani, K., Kato, W., Omori, H., Miyachi, Y., Togashi, H., Shimono, Y., & Suzuki, A. (2017). Hippo vs. Crab: tissue-specific functions of the mammalian Hippo pathway. Genes to Cells, 22(1), 6-31. https://doi.org/10.1111/gtc.12461