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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528906/warts-signaling-controls-organ-and-body-growth-through-regulation-of-ecdysone
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Morten E Moeller, Stanislav Nagy, Stephan U Gerlach, Karen C Soegaard, E Thomas Danielsen, Michael J Texada, Kim F Rewitz
Coordination of growth between individual organs and the whole body is essential during development to produce adults with appropriate size and proportions [1, 2]. How local organ-intrinsic signals and nutrient-dependent systemic factors are integrated to generate correctly proportioned organisms under different environmental conditions is poorly understood. In Drosophila, Hippo/Warts signaling functions intrinsically to regulate tissue growth and organ size [3, 4], whereas systemic growth is controlled via antagonistic interactions of the steroid hormone ecdysone and nutrient-dependent insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) (insulin) signaling [2, 5]...
May 17, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524356/association-between-yap-expression-in-neoplastic-and-non-neoplastic-breast-tissue-with-arsenic-urinary-levels
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Gladis Michel-Ramirez, Rogelio Recio-Vega, Guadalupe Ocampo-Gomez, Eduardo Palacios-Sanchez, Manuel Delgado-Macias, Manuel Delgado-Gaona, Robert Clark Lantz, Jay Gandolfi, Tania Gonzalez-Cortes
The Hippo pathway regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis and it has been noted that loss of critical components of this pathway can lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Yes-associated protein (YAP) is an important component of this Hippo pathway because YAP is the nuclear effector of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway and it is crucial for the response to oxidative stress induced by cellular process and by different xenobiotics, including arsenic. It has been proposed that YAP dysregulation can contribute to a malignant cellular phenotype acting as both a tumor suppressor and an oncogene...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515457/crystal-structure-of-taz-tead-complex-reveals-a-distinct-interaction-mode-from-that-of-yap-tead-complex
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Hung Yi Kristal Kaan, Siew Wee Chan, Siew Kim Joyce Tan, Fusheng Guo, Chun Jye Lim, Wanjin Hong, Haiwei Song
The Hippo pathway is a tumor suppressor pathway that is implicated in the regulation of organ size. The pathway has three components: the upstream regulatory factors, the kinase core, and the downstream transcriptional machinery, which consists of YAP, TAZ (transcription co-activators) and TEAD (transcription factor). Formation of YAP/TAZ-TEAD complexes leads to the transcription of growth-promoting genes. Herein, we report the crystal structure of TAZ-TEAD4 complex, which reveals two binding modes. The first is similar to the published YAP-TEAD structure...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504269/yap-regulates-cell-mechanics-by-controlling-focal-adhesion-assembly
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Giorgia Nardone, Jorge Oliver-De La Cruz, Jan Vrbsky, Cecilia Martini, Jan Pribyl, Petr Skládal, Martin Pešl, Guido Caluori, Stefania Pagliari, Fabiana Martino, Zuzana Maceckova, Marian Hajduch, Andres Sanz-Garcia, Nicola Maria Pugno, Gorazd Bernard Stokin, Giancarlo Forte
Hippo effectors YAP/TAZ act as on-off mechanosensing switches by sensing modifications in extracellular matrix (ECM) composition and mechanics. The regulation of their activity has been described by a hierarchical model in which elements of Hippo pathway are under the control of focal adhesions (FAs). Here we unveil the molecular mechanism by which cell spreading and RhoA GTPase activity control FA formation through YAP to stabilize the anchorage of the actin cytoskeleton to the cell membrane. This mechanism requires YAP co-transcriptional function and involves the activation of genes encoding for integrins and FA docking proteins...
May 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502290/deubiquitinase-yod1-the-potent-activator-of-yap-in-hepatomegaly-and-liver-cancer
#5
Youngeun Kim, Eek-Hoon Jho
The advances of our understanding in the Hippo signaling as a key regulatory pathway of proliferation and apoptosis have provided mechanical insights for controlling organ size and tumorigenicity. Recently, much attention was given to the regulation of LATS1/2 (large tumor suppressor) kinases that phosphorylate YAP/TAZ, a transcriptional co-activator in the Hippo pathway, and control the level and nuclear localization of YAP/TAZ. In our recent work, we showed that deubiquitinase YOD1 stabilizes ITCH and facilitates ITCH-mediated LATS1/2 ubiquitination and degradation, which results in increased YAP/TAZ level...
May 15, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498797/natb-mediated-protein-n-%C3%AE-terminal-acetylation-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Leire Neri, Marta Lasa, Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Delia D'Avola, Beatriz Carte, Cristina Gazquez, Sara Alve, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Jose Herrero, J Prieto, Bruno Sangro, Rafael Aldabe
The identification of new targets for systemic therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an urgent medical need. Recently, we showed that hNatB catalyzes the N-α-terminal acetylation of 15% of the human proteome and that this action is necessary for proper actin cytoskeleton structure and function. In tumors, cytoskeletal changes influence motility, invasion, survival, cell growth and tumor progression, making the cytoskeleton a very attractive antitumor target. Here, we show that hNatB subunits are upregulated in in over 59% HCC tumors compared to non-tumor tissue and that this upregulation is associated with microscopic vascular invasion...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492365/the-hippo-pathway-effector-yap-is-an-essential-regulator-of-ductal-progenitor-patterning-in-the-mouse-submandibular-gland
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Aleksander D Szymaniak, Rongjuan Mi, Shannon E McCarthy, Adam C Gower, Taylor L Reynolds, Michael Mingueneau, Maria Kukuruzinska, Xaralabos Varelas
Salivary glands, such as submandibular glands (SMGs), are composed of branched epithelial ductal networks that terminate in acini that together produce, transport and secrete saliva. Here, we show that the transcriptional regulator Yap, a key effector of the Hippo pathway, is required for the proper patterning and morphogenesis of SMG epithelium. Epithelial deletion of Yap in developing SMGs results in the loss of ductal structures, arising from reduced expression of the EGF family member Epiregulin, which we show is required for the expansion of Krt5/Krt14-positive ductal progenitors...
May 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487017/yap-mediates-human-decidualization-of-the-uterine-endometrial-stromal-cells
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Hengxi Chen, Yong Song, Shiyuan Yang, Jing Fu, Xue Feng, Wei Huang
INTRODUCTION: The decidualization of uterine endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) is critical for the successful establishment and maintenance of pregnancy and involves extensive cell proliferation and differentiation. A newly established signaling pathway, the Hippo/Yes-associated protein (YAP) pathway, plays a critical role in these proliferation processes. Our previous study demonstrated that YAP is expressed in human ESCs. However, its role in decidualization remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to explore the role of YAP in the decidualization of human ESCs...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486106/hippo-signaling-suppresses-cell-ploidy-and-tumorigenesis-through-skp2
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Shihao Zhang, Qinghua Chen, Qingxu Liu, Yuxi Li, Xiufeng Sun, Lixin Hong, Suyuan Ji, Chengyan Liu, Jing Geng, Weiji Zhang, Zhonglei Lu, Zhen-Yu Yin, Yuanyuan Zeng, Kwang-Huei Lin, Qiao Wu, Qiyuan Li, Keiko Nakayama, Keiich I Nakayama, Xianming Deng, Randy L Johnson, Liang Zhu, Daming Gao, Lanfen Chen, Dawang Zhou
Polyploidy can lead to aneuploidy and tumorigenesis. Here, we report that the Hippo pathway effector Yap promotes the diploid-polyploid conversion and polyploid cell growth through the Akt-Skp2 axis. Yap strongly induces the acetyltransferase p300-mediated acetylation of the E3 ligase Skp2 via Akt signaling. Acetylated Skp2 is exclusively localized to the cytosol, which causes hyper-accumulation of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27, leading to mitotic arrest and subsequently cell polyploidy. In addition, the pro-apoptotic factors FoxO1/3 are overly degraded by acetylated Skp2, resulting in polyploid cell division, genomic instability, and oncogenesis...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483529/tead1-mediates-the-oncogenic-activities-of-hippo-yap1-signaling-in-osteosarcoma
#10
Jiwei Chai, Shijie Xu, Fengbo Guo
Hippo signaling pathway is an evolutionarily conserved developmental network that governs the downstream transcriptional co-activators, YAP and TAZ, which bind to and activate the output of TEADs that responsible for cell proliferation, apoptosis, and stem cell self renewal. Emerging evidence has shown the tumor suppressor properties of Hippo signaling. However, limited knowledge is available concerning the downstream transcription factors of Hippo pathway in osteosarcoma (OS). In this study, we demonstrated that TEAD1 was the major transcription factor of Hippo signaling pathway in OS...
May 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481329/yap-antagonizes-innate-antiviral-immunity-and-is-targeted-for-lysosomal-degradation-through-ikk%C3%A9-mediated-phosphorylation
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Shuai Wang, Feng Xie, Feng Chu, Zhengkui Zhang, Bing Yang, Tong Dai, Liang Gao, Lin Wang, Li Ling, Junling Jia, Hans van Dam, Jin Jin, Long Zhang, Fangfang Zhou
The transcription regulator YAP controls organ size by regulating cell growth, proliferation and apoptosis. However, whether YAP has a role in innate antiviral immunity is largely unknown. Here we found that YAP negatively regulated an antiviral immune response. YAP deficiency resulted in enhanced innate immunity, a diminished viral load, and morbidity in vivo. YAP blocked dimerization of the transcription factor IRF3 and impeded translocation of IRF3 to the nucleus after viral infection. Notably, virus-activated kinase IKKɛ phosphorylated YAP at Ser403 and thereby triggered degradation of YAP in lysosomes and, consequently, relief of YAP-mediated inhibition of the cellular antiviral response...
May 8, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474680/the-essential-role-of-yap-o-glcnacylation-in-high-glucose-stimulated-liver-tumorigenesis
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Xiao Zhang, Yongxia Qiao, Qi Wu, Yan Chen, Shaowu Zou, Xiangfan Liu, Guoqing Zhu, Yinghui Zhao, Yuxin Chen, Yongchun Yu, Qiuhui Pan, Jiayi Wang, Fenyong Sun
O-GlcNAcylation has been implicated in the tumorigenesis of various tissue origins, but its function in liver tumorigenesis is not clear. Here, we demonstrate that O-GlcNAcylation can enhance the expression, stability and function of Yes-associated protein (YAP), the downstream transcriptional regulator of the Hippo pathway and a potent oncogenic factor in liver cancer. O-GlcNAcylation induces transformative phenotypes of liver cancer cells in a YAP-dependent manner. An O-GlcNAc site of YAP was identified at Thr241, and mutating this site decreased the O-GlcNAcylation, stability, and pro-tumorigenic capacities of YAP, while increasing YAP phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468780/combined-inhibition-of-nedd8-activating-enzyme-and-mtor-suppresses-nf2-loss-driven-tumorigenesis
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Jonathan Cooper, Qingwen Xu, Lu Zhou, Milica Pavlovic, Virginia Ojeda, Kamalika Moulick, Elisa de Stanchina, J T Poirier, Marjorie Zauderer, Charles M Rudin, Matthias A Karajannis, C Oliver Hanemann, Filippo G Giancotti
Inactivation of NF2/Merlin causes the autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome Familial Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and contributes to the development of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). In order to develop a targeted therapy for NF2-mutant tumors, we have exploited the recent realization that Merlin loss drives tumorigenesis by activating the E3 ubiquitin ligase CRL4(DCAF1) - thereby inhibiting the Hippo pathway component Lats. Here, we show that MLN4924 - a NEDD8 activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor - suppresses CRL4(DCAF1) and attenuates activation of YAP in NF2-mutant tumor cells...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468127/rab11a-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-through-regulation-of-yap-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Qianze Dong, Lin Fu, Yue Zhao, Yaming Du, Qingchang Li, Xueshan Qiu, Enhua Wang
Rab11a, an evolutionarily conserved Rab GTPases, plays important roles in intracellular transport and has been implicated in cancer progression. However, its role in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been explored yet. In this study, we discovered that Rab11a protein was upregulated in 57/122 NSCLC tissues. Rab11a overexpression associated with advanced TNM stage, positive nodal status and poor patient prognosis. Rab11a overexpression promoted proliferation, colony formation, invasion and migration with upregulation of cyclin D1, cyclin E, and downregulation of p27 in NSCLC cell lines...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467351/mutant-p53-protein-and-the-hippo-transducers-yap-and-taz-a-critical-oncogenic-node-in-human-cancers
#15
REVIEW
Maria Ferraiuolo, Lorena Verduci, Giovanni Blandino, Sabrina Strano
p53 protein is a well-known tumor suppressor factor that regulates cellular homeostasis. As it has several and key functions exerted, p53 is known as "the guardian of the genome" and either loss of function or gain of function mutations in the TP53 coding protein sequence are involved in cancer onset and progression. The Hippo pathway is a key regulator of developmental and regenerative physiological processes but if deregulated can induce cell transformation and cancer progression. The p53 and Hippo pathways exert a plethora of fine-tuned functions that can apparently be in contrast with each other...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464980/regulation-of-localization-and-function-of-the-transcriptional-co-activator-yap-by-angiomotin
#16
Susana Moleirinho, Sany Hoxha, Vinay Mandati, Graziella Curtale, Scott Troutman, Ursula Ehmer, Joseph L Kissil
The Hippo-YAP pathway is a central regulator of cell contact inhibition, proliferation and death. There are conflicting reports regarding the role of Angiomotin (Amot) in regulating this pathway. While some studies suggest a YAP-inhibitory function other studies indicate Amot is required for YAP activity. Here, we describe an Amot-dependent complex comprised of Amot, YAP and Merlin. The phosphorylation of Amot at Serine 176 shifts localization of this complex to the plasma membrane, where it associates with the tight-junction proteins Pals1/PATJ and E-cadherin...
May 3, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460443/sphingosine-1-phosphate-promotes-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-disrupting-hippo-signaling
#17
Qianlan Fan, Yuan Cheng, Hsun-Ming Chang, Masashi Deguchi, Aaron J Hsueh, Peter C K Leung
Epithelial ovarian carcinomas account for more than 90% of human ovarian cancers and have become the primary cause of death for gynecological malignancies. Unlimited cell proliferation and resistance to cell apoptosis contribute to the development of ovarian cancers. However, the underlying mechanisms involved in these processes in epithelial ovarian carcinomas are yet poorly understood. In the present study, we examined the Hippo signaling gene expression and investigated the effects of Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) on cell proliferation and the underlying mechanisms in human ovarian cancer cell lines, OVCAR3 and SKOV3...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443644/a-reciprocal-regulatory-loop-between-taz-yap-and-g-protein-g%C3%AE-s-regulates-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-myelination
#18
Yaqi Deng, Lai Man Natalie Wu, Shujun Bai, Chuntao Zhao, Haibo Wang, Jincheng Wang, Lingli Xu, Masahide Sakabe, Wenhao Zhou, Mei Xin, Q Richard Lu
Schwann cell (SC) myelination in the peripheral nervous system is essential for motor function, and uncontrolled SC proliferation occurs in cancer. Here, we show that a dual role for Hippo effectors TAZ and YAP in SC proliferation and myelination through modulating G-protein expression and interacting with SOX10, respectively. Developmentally regulated mutagenesis indicates that TAZ/YAP are critical for SC proliferation and differentiation in a stage-dependent manner. Genome-wide occupancy mapping and transcriptome profiling reveal that nuclear TAZ/YAP promote SC proliferation by activating cell cycle regulators, while targeting critical differentiation regulators in cooperation with SOX10 for myelination...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436947/dedifferentiation-into-blastomere-like-cancer-stem-cells-via-formation-of-polyploid-giant-cancer-cells
#19
N Niu, I Mercado-Uribe, J Liu
Our recent perplexing findings that polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs) acquired embryonic-like stemness and were capable of tumor initiation raised two important unanswered questions: how do PGCCs acquire such stemness, and to which stage of normal development do PGCCs correspond. Intriguingly, formation of giant cells due to failed mitosis/cytokinesis is common in the blastomere stage of the preimplantation embryo. However, the relationship between PGCCs and giant blastomeres has never been studied. Here, we tracked the fate of single PGCCs following paclitaxel-induced mitotic failure...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430104/dissection-of-the-interaction-between-the-intrinsically-disordered-yap-protein-and-the-transcription-factor-tead
#20
Yannick Mesrouze, Fedir Bokhovchuk, Marco Meyerhofer, Patrizia Fontana, Catherine Zimmermann, Typhaine Martin, Clara Delaunay, Dirk Erdmann, Tobias Schmelzle, Patrick Chène
TEAD (TEA/ATTS domain) transcription factors are the most distal effectors of the Hippo pathway. YAP (Yes-associated protein) is a coactivator protein which, upon binding to TEAD proteins, stimulates their transcriptional activity. Since the Hippo pathway is deregulated in various cancers, designing inhibitors of the YAP:TEAD interaction is an attractive therapeutic strategy for oncology. Understanding the molecular events that take place at the YAP:TEAD interface is therefore important not only to devise drug discovery approaches, but also to gain knowledge on TEAD regulation...
April 21, 2017: ELife
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