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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2017 Dec;49:99-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2017.12.012. Epub 2018 Jan 6.

The Hippo pathway in organ development, homeostasis, and regeneration.

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1
Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States.
2
Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States. Electronic address: kuguan@ucsd.edu.

Abstract

The Hippo pathway is a universal governor of organ size, tissue homeostasis, and regeneration. A growing body of work has advanced our understanding of Hippo pathway regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, and spatial patterning not only in organ development but also upon injury-induced regeneration. The pathway's central role in stem cell biology thus implicates its potential for therapeutic manipulation in mammalian organ regeneration. In this review, we survey recent literature linking the Hippo pathway to the development, homeostasis, and regeneration of various organs, including Hippo-independent roles for YAP, defined here as YAP functions that are not regulated by the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2.

PMID:
29316535
PMCID:
PMC6348871
DOI:
10.1016/j.ceb.2017.12.012
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