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Promoter Proximal Pausing Limits Tumorous Growth Induced by the Yki Transcription Factor in Drosophila.

Genetics 2020 Sep;216(1):67-77

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pashan, Pune 411008.

Promoter proximal pausing (PPP) of RNA polymerase II has emerged as a crucial rate-limiting step in the regulation of gene expression. Regulation of PPP is brought about by complexes 7SK snRNP, P-TEFb (Cdk9/cycT), and the negative elongation factor (NELF), which are highly conserved from Drosophila to humans. Here, we show that RNAi-mediated depletion of bin3 or Hexim of the 7SK snRNP complex or depletion of individual components of the NELF complex enhances Yki-driven growth, leading to neoplastic transformation of Drosophila wing imaginal discs. Read More

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The long noncoding RNA AATBC promotes breast cancer migration and invasion by interacting with YBX1 and activating the YAP1/Hippo signaling pathway.

Cancer Lett 2021 May 2. Epub 2021 May 2.

NHC Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis, Hunan Cancer Hospital and the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China; Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion of the Chinese Ministry of Education, Cancer Research Institute, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China; Hunan Key Laboratory of Nonresolving Inflammation and Cancer, Disease Genome Research Center, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China. Electronic address:

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in the regulation of gene expression and are involved in several pathological responses. However, many important lncRNAs in breast cancer have not been identified and their expression levels and functions in breast cancer remain unknown. In this study, the lncRNA apoptosis-associated transcript in bladder cancer (AATBC) was found to be significantly highly expressed in breast cancer patients. Read More

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Non-coding RNAs in Wilms' tumor: biological function, mechanism, and clinical implications.

J Mol Med (Berl) 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Non-coding RNAs are involved with maintenance and regulation of physiological mechanisms and are involved in pathological processes, such as cancer. Among the small ncRNAs, miRNAs are the most explored in tumorigenesis, metastasis development, and resistance to chemotherapy. These small molecules of ~ 22 nucleotides are modulated during early renal development, involved in the regulation of gene expression and Wilms' tumor progression. Read More

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Moderate DNA hypomethylation suppresses intestinal tumorigenesis by promoting caspase-3 expression and apoptosis.

Oncogenesis 2021 May 4;10(5):38. Epub 2021 May 4.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Regulatory Biology, Fengxian District Central Hospital-ECNU Joint Center of Translational Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Sciences and School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China.

Global DNA hypomethylation is a most common epigenetic alteration in human neoplasia. However, accumulative evidence shows that global DNA hypomethylation impacts tumorigenesis in a tissue-specific manner, promoting tumorigenesis in some but suppressing tumorigenesis in others including colorectal cancer. The underlying mechanisms, especially how DNA hypomethylation suppresses tumorigenesis, remain largely unknown. Read More

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ZNF213 negatively controls triple negative breast cancer progression via Hippo/YAP signaling.

Cancer Sci 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Xinxiang Key Laboratory of Tumor Migration and Invasion Precision Medicine, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan Province, China.

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies worldwide, while the triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive and virulent subtype in breast cancers. Compared with luminal type breast cancers, which could be well controlled by endocrine treatment, TNBC is worse in prognosis and lack of effective targeted therapy. Thus, it would be interesting and meaningful to identify novel therapeutic targets for TNBC treatments. Read More

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Wallenda-Nmo Axis Regulates Growth via Hippo Signaling.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 16;9:658288. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Key Laboratory of Growth Regulation and Translational Research of Zhejiang Province, School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, Hangzhou, China.

Both Hippo signaling pathways and cell polarity regulation are critical for cell proliferation and the maintenance of tissue homeostasis, despite the well-established connections between cell polarity disruption and Hippo inactivation, the molecular mechanism by which aberrant cell polarity induces Hippo-mediated overgrowth remains underexplored. Here we use wing discs as a model and identify the Wnd-Nmo axis as an important molecular link that bridges loss-of-cell polarity-triggered Hippo inactivation and overgrowth. We show that Wallenda (Wnd), a MAPKKK (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase) family member, is a novel regulator of Hippo pathways in and that overexpression of Wnd promotes growth via Nemo (Nmo)- mediated Hippo pathway inactivation. Read More

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New insights into the Hippo/YAP pathway in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Pharmacol Res 2021 Apr 27;169:105635. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

State Key Laboratory of Toxicology and Medical Countermeasures, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, No 27, Taiping Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100850, China. Electronic address:

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease characterised by an inexorable decline in lung function. The development of IPF involves multiple positive feedback loops; and a strong support role of the Hippo/YAP signalling pathway, which is essential for regulating cell proliferation and organ size, in IPF pathogenesis has been unveiled recently in cell and animal models. YAP/TAZ contributes to both pulmonary fibrosis and alveolar regeneration via the conventional Hippo/YAP signalling pathway, G protein-coupled receptor signalling, and mechanotransduction. Read More

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Isomer-Specific Effects of -9,-11- and -10,-12-CLA on Immune Regulation in Ruminal Epithelial Cells.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Apr 19;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Institute of Food Sciences, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China.

In this study, we used transcriptomics and qPCR to investigate the potential immunoprotective effects of different conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers, the natural rumen microbial metabolites, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation of ruminal epithelial cells (RECs) in vitro. The results showed that 100 μM -10,-12-CLA exerted higher anti-inflammatory effects than -9,-11-CLA by significantly downregulating the expression of genes related to inflammation, cell proliferation and migration in RECs upon LPS stimulation. Transcriptomic analyses further indicated that pretreatment with -10,-12-CLA, but not -9,-11-CLA, significantly suppressed the biological signals of GO terms' response to LPS, the regulation of signal transduction and cytokine production and KEGG pathways NF-κB, chemokine, NOD-like receptor, Hippo, PI3K-Akt, TGF-β and Rap1 signaling in RECs upon LPS stimulation. Read More

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Misshapen Disruption Cooperates with to Drive Tumorigenesis.

Cells 2021 Apr 14;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Although family genes play essential roles in tumorigenesis, effective treatments targeting -related tumors are lacking, partly because of an incomplete understanding of the complex signaling crosstalk within -related tumors. Here, we performed a large-scale genetic screen in eye imaginal discs and identified () as a tumor suppressor that synergizes with oncogenic () to induce c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation and Hippo inactivation, then subsequently leads to tumor overgrowth and invasion. Moreover, ectopic Msn expression activates Hippo signaling pathway and suppresses Hippo signaling disruption-induced overgrowth. Read More

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Endogenous glutamate determines ferroptosis sensitivity via ADCY10-dependent YAP suppression in lung adenocarcinoma.

Theranostics 2021 24;11(12):5650-5674. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200030, China.

Ferroptosis, a newly identified form of regulated cell death, can be induced following the inhibition of cystine-glutamate antiporter system X because of the impaired uptake of cystine. However, the outcome following the accumulation of endogenous glutamate in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) has not yet been determined. Yes-associated protein (YAP) is sustained by the hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP)-dependent O-linked beta-N-acetylglucosaminylation (O-GlcNAcylation), and glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase (GFPT1), the rate-limiting enzyme of the HBP, can be phosphorylated and inhibited by adenylyl cyclase (ADCY)-mediated activation of protein kinase A (PKA). Read More

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Hippo-Independent Regulation of Yki/Yap/Taz: A Non-canonical View.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 1;9:658481. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States.

Initially identified in , the Hippo signaling pathway has emerged as an evolutionarily conserved tumor suppressor pathway that controls tissue growth and organ size by simultaneously inhibiting cell proliferation and promoting cell death. Deregulation of Hippo pathway activity has been implicated in a wide range of human cancers. The core Hippo pathway consists of a kinase cascade: an upstream kinase Hippo (Hpo)/MST1/2 phosphorylates and activates a downstream kinase Warts (Wts)/Lats1/2, leading to phosphorylation and inactivation of a transcriptional coactivator Yki/YAP/Taz. Read More

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A review: hippo signaling pathway promotes tumor invasion and metastasis by regulating target gene expression.

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 17;147(6):1569-1585. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450001, China.

Background: The Hippo pathway is widely considered to inhibit cell growth and play an important role in regulating the size of organs. However, recent studies have shown that abnormal regulation of the Hippo pathway can also affect tumor invasion and metastasis. Therefore, finding out how the Hippo pathway promotes tumor development by regulating the expression of target genes provides new ideas for future research on targeted drugs that inhibit tumor progression. Read More

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Regulation of cell signaling pathways by circular RNAs and microRNAs in different cancers: Spotlight on Wnt/β-catenin, JAK/STAT, TGF/SMAD, SHH/GLI, NOTCH and Hippo pathways.

Semin Cell Dev Biol 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yeditepe University, Turkey.

Groundbreaking discoveries in molecular oncology have leveraged our understanding altogether to a new level. Mapping of plethora of cell signaling pathways has enabled researchers to drill down deep into the intermeshed regulatory networks which crosstalk to promote carcinogenesis and metastasis. More importantly, discovery of non-coding RNAs has added new layers of complexity to already complicated nature of cell signaling pathways. Read More

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Regulation of MST complexes and activity via SARAH domain modifications.

Biochem Soc Trans 2021 Apr;49(2):675-683

Cancer Signaling and Epigenetics Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

Three elements of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway - MST1/2, SAV1, and RASSF1-6 - share in common a C-terminal interaction motif termed the SARAH domain. Proteins containing this domain are capable of self-association as homodimers and also of trans-association with other SARAH domain containing proteins as well as selected additional proteins that lack this domain. Recently, the association of MST1/2 with itself or with other proteins has been shown to be regulated by phosphorylation at sites near or within the SARAH domain. Read More

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Transcriptional Enhancer Factor Domain Family member 4 Exerts an Oncogenic Role in Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Hippo-Independent Regulation of Heat Shock Protein 70 Family Members.

Hepatol Commun 2021 Apr 20;5(4):661-674. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Institute of Medical Genetics and Pathology University Hospital Basel Basel Switzerland.

Transcriptional enhancer factor domain family member 4 (TEAD4) is a downstream effector of the conserved Hippo signaling pathway, regulating the expression of genes involved in cell proliferation and differentiation. It is up-regulated in several cancer types and is associated with metastasis and poor prognosis. However, its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains largely unexplored. Read More

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Novel pathogenic role for galectin-3 in early disease stages of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

Heart Rhythm 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Cardiovascular Pathology and Cardiology Units, Department of Cardiac-Thoracic-Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Background: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is a myocardial disease due to desmosomal mutations whose pathogenesis is incompletely understood.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify molecular pathways underlying early AC by gene expression profiling in both humans and animal models.

Methods: RNA sequencing for differentially expressed genes (DEGs) was performed on the myocardium of transgenic mice overexpressing the Desmoglein2-N271S mutation before phenotype onset. Read More

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Advances in Understanding the LncRNA-Mediated Regulation of the Hippo Pathway in Cancer.

Onco Targets Ther 2021 7;14:2397-2415. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Cancer Medical Center, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of RNA molecules that are longer than 200 nucleotides and cannot encode proteins. Over the past decade, lncRNAs have been defined as regulatory elements of multiple biological processes, and their aberrant expression contributes to the development and progression of various malignancies. Recent studies have shown that lncRNAs are involved in key cancer-related signaling pathways, including the Hippo signaling pathway, which plays a prominent role in controlling organ size and tissue homeostasis by regulating cell proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation. Read More

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Genetic Mapping of a new allele, in .

MicroPubl Biol 2021 Apr 8;2021. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH USA.

Genetic screens provide a mechanism to identify genes involved with different cellular and organismal processes. Using a Flp/FRT screen in the eye we identified mutations that result in alterations and de-regulation of cell growth and division. From this screen a group of undergraduate researchers part of the Fly-CURE consortium mapped and characterized a new allele of the gene , Read More

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The hippo pathway: A master regulator of liver metabolism, regeneration, and disease.

FASEB J 2021 May;35(5):e21570

Department of Medicine, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

The liver is the only visceral organ in the body with a tremendous capacity to regenerate in response to insults that induce inflammation, cell death, and injury. Liver regeneration is a complicated process involving a well-orchestrated activation of non-parenchymal cells in the injured area and proliferation of undamaged hepatocytes. Furthermore, the liver has a Hepatostat, defined as adjustment of its volume to that required for homeostasis. Read More

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NF2 and Canonical Hippo-YAP Pathway Define Distinct Tumor Subsets Characterized by Different Immune Deficiency and Treatment Implications in Human Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Mar 29;13(7). Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China.

(1) Inactivation of the tumor suppressor NF2 is believed to play a major role in the pathogenesis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) by deregulating the Hippo-YAP signaling pathway. However, NF2 has functions beyond regulation of the Hippo pathway, raising the possibility that NF2 contributes to MPM via Hippo-independent mechanisms. (2) We performed weighted gene co-expression analysis (WGCNA) in transcriptomic and proteomic datasets obtained from The Cancer Gene Atlas (TCGA) MPM cohort to identify clusters of co-expressed genes highly correlated with NF2 and phospho (p)-YAP protein, surrogate markers of active Hippo signaling and YAP inactivation. Read More

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The essential role of TAZ in normal tissue homeostasis.

Arch Pharm Res 2021 Mar 26;44(3):253-262. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

College of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University, C206 Science building, 52 Ewhayeodae-Gil, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, 03760, Korea.

Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) has been extensively characterized in organ development, tissue regeneration, and tumor progression. In particular, TAZ functions as a Hippo mediator that regulates organ size, tumor growth and migration. It is highly expressed in various types of human cancer, and has been reported to be associated with tumor metastasis and poor outcomes in cancer patients, suggesting that TAZ is an oncogenic regulator. Read More

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The crystal structure of the FERM and C-terminal domain complex of Drosophila Merlin.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 May 22;553:92-98. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Protein Science, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, 300071, China. Electronic address:

NF2/Merlin is an upstream regulator of hippo pathway, and it has two states: an auto-inhibited "closed" state and an active "open" form. Previous studies showed that Drosophila Merlin adopts a more closed conformation. However, the molecular mechanism of conformational regulation remains poorly understood. Read More

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MST1 inhibits the progression of breast cancer by regulating the Hippo signaling pathway and may serve as a prognostic biomarker.

Mol Med Rep 2021 May 24;23(5). Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Breast Surgery, The First People's Hospital of Yibin, Yibin, Sichuan 644000, P.R. China.

Breast cancer (BCa) is the most common malignancy threatening the health of women worldwide, and the incidence rate has significantly increased in the last 10 years. Mammalian STE20‑like protein kinase 1 (MST1) is involved in the development of various types of malignant tumor. The present study aimed to investigate the role of MST1 in BCa and its potential involvement in the poor prognosis of patients with BCa. Read More

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Bioinformatic analysis for the identification of potential gene interactions and therapeutic targets in atrial fibrillation.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021 Mar;25(5):2281-2290

Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China.

Objective: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of tachycardia. The major injury caused by AF is a systemic embolism. Although AF therapies have evolved substantially, the success rate of sinus rhythm maintenance is relatively low. Read More

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Hippo pathway: Regulation, deregulation and potential therapeutic targets in cancer.

Cancer Lett 2021 Jun 15;507:112-123. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSUHSC, School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA; Urology, LSUHSC, School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA; Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, LSUHSC, New Orleans, USA. Electronic address:

Hippo pathway is a master regulator of development, cell proliferation, stem cell function, tissue regeneration, homeostasis, and organ size control. Hippo pathway relays signals from different extracellular and intracellular events to regulate cell behavior and functions. Hippo pathway is conserved from Protista to eukaryotes. Read More

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SULF2 monoclonal antibody 5D5 suppresses human cholangiocarcinoma xenograft growth via regulation of a SULF2-PDGFRβ-YAP signaling axis.

Hepatology 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, United States.

Existing therapeutic approaches to treat cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) have limited effectiveness, prompting further study to develop novel therapies for CCA. Here we report a novel mechanistic role for the heparan sulfate editing enzyme sulfatase 2 (SULF2) in CCA pathogenesis. In silico analysis revealed elevated SULF2 expression in human CCA samples, occurring partly through gain of SULF2 copy number. Read More

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Promotes the Malignancy of Ovarian Cancer Via the Regulation of Hippo and Wnt Pathways.

Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2021 Mar;25(3):179-186

Department of Biochemistry,College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

is a transcription factor that is overexpressed in the early stages of ovarian cancer and has been suggested as a potential biomarker for early detection. In this study, we aimed to examine the role of in invasion and proliferation of ovarian cancer cells. We performed cell viability, colony formation, and invasion assays using ovarian cancer cells treated with siRNA to knock down the gene. Read More

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The importance of cellular and exosomal miRNAs in mesenchymal stem cell osteoblastic differentiation.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 15;11(1):5953. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S Paulina St., Room 561C, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA.

The differentiation of osteoblasts is under complex regulation that includes autocrine and paracrine signaling from MSCs. Exosomes are important components of the MSC secretome and their cargo contains numerous miRNAs. In this study, the importance of MSC miRNAs in modulation of osteoblastic differentiation was examined by global reduction of miRNA biosynthesis in Dicer knock down hMSCs. Read More

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Evidence for discrete modes of YAP1 signaling via mRNA splice isoforms in development and diseases.

Genomics 2021 Mar 11;113(3):1349-1365. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), St Anne's University Hospital, CZ-65691 Brno, Czech Republic; Competence Center for Mechanobiology in Regenerative Medicine, INTERREG ATCZ133, CZ-62500 Brno, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) is a transcriptional co-activator downstream of Hippo pathway. The pathway exerts crucial roles in organogenesis and its dysregulation is associated with the spreading of different cancer types. YAP1 gene encodes for multiple protein isoforms, whose specific functions are not well defined. Read More

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Regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress and trophectoderm lineage specification by the mevalonate pathway in the mouse preimplantation embryo.

Mol Hum Reprod 2021 Mar;27(4)

Institute for Biogenesis Research, Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.

Early embryos are vulnerable to environmental insults, such as medications taken by the mother. Due to increasing prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, more women of childbearing potential are taking cholesterol-lowering medications called statins. Previously, we showed that inhibition of the mevalonate pathway by statins impaired mouse preimplantation development, by modulating HIPPO signaling, a key regulator for trophectoderm (TE) lineage specification. Read More

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