Gene Symbol: TAZ
Description: WW domain containing transcription regulator 1
Alias: 2310058J06Rik, 2610021I22Rik, C78399, Taz, WW domain-containing transcription regulator protein 1, transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif
Species: mouse
Products:     TAZ

Top Publications

  1. Nishioka N, Inoue K, Adachi K, Kiyonari H, Ota M, Ralston A, et al. The Hippo signaling pathway components Lats and Yap pattern Tead4 activity to distinguish mouse trophectoderm from inner cell mass. Dev Cell. 2009;16:398-410 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, differential signaling between inside and outside cell populations leads to changes in cell fate specification during TE formation. ..
  2. Mitani A, Nagase T, Fukuchi K, Aburatani H, Makita R, Kurihara H. Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif is essential for normal alveolarization in mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009;180:326-38 pubmed publisher
    Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) is assumed to act as a coactivator of several transcription factors including smad2/3...
  3. Hong J, Hwang E, McManus M, Amsterdam A, Tian Y, Kalmukova R, et al. TAZ, a transcriptional modulator of mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Science. 2005;309:1074-8 pubmed
    ..Here we report that a 14-3-3-binding protein, TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif), coactivates Runx2-dependent gene transcription while ..
  4. Remue E, Meerschaert K, Oka T, Boucherie C, Vandekerckhove J, Sudol M, et al. TAZ interacts with zonula occludens-1 and -2 proteins in a PDZ-1 dependent manner. FEBS Lett. 2010;584:4175-80 pubmed publisher
    The transcriptional coactivator TAZ recognizes L/PPxY motifs in transcription factors like Runx1/2 through its WW domain...
  5. Varelas X, Miller B, Sopko R, Song S, Gregorieff A, Fellouse F, et al. The Hippo pathway regulates Wnt/beta-catenin signaling. Dev Cell. 2010;18:579-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the Hippo pathway restricts Wnt/beta-Catenin signaling by promoting an interaction between TAZ and DVL in the cytoplasm...
  6. Makita R, Uchijima Y, Nishiyama K, Amano T, Chen Q, Takeuchi T, et al. Multiple renal cysts, urinary concentration defects, and pulmonary emphysematous changes in mice lacking TAZ. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008;294:F542-53 pubmed publisher
    b>TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif), also called WWTR1 (WW domain containing transcription regulator 1), is a 14-3-3-binding molecule homologous to Yes-associated protein...
  7. Azzolin L, Panciera T, Soligo S, Enzo E, Bicciato S, Dupont S, et al. YAP/TAZ incorporation in the ?-catenin destruction complex orchestrates the Wnt response. Cell. 2014;158:157-70 pubmed publisher
    The Hippo transducers YAP/TAZ have been shown to play positive, as well as negative, roles in Wnt signaling, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
  8. Hossain Z, Ali S, Ko H, Xu J, Ng C, Guo K, et al. Glomerulocystic kidney disease in mice with a targeted inactivation of Wwtr1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:1631-6 pubmed
    ..Thus, Wwtr1 is critical for the integrity of renal cilia and its absence in mice leads to the development of renal cysts, indicating that Wwtr1 may represent a candidate gene for polycystic kidney disease in humans. ..
  9. Dupont S, Morsut L, Aragona M, Enzo E, Giulitti S, Cordenonsi M, et al. Role of YAP/TAZ in mechanotransduction. Nature. 2011;474:179-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report the identification of the Yorkie-homologues YAP (Yes-associated protein) and TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif, also known as WWTR1) as nuclear relays of mechanical signals ..

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  1. Imajo M, Ebisuya M, Nishida E. Dual role of YAP and TAZ in renewal of the intestinal epithelium. Nat Cell Biol. 2015;17:7-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show, by using intestine-specific gene transfer (iGT), that Hippo signalling effectors, YAP and TAZ, promote both the proliferation of intestinal stem/progenitor cells and their differentiation into goblet cells...
  2. Kohli P, Bartram M, Habbig S, Pahmeyer C, Lamkemeyer T, Benzing T, et al. Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis of the YAP/TAZ interactome. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2014;306:C805-18 pubmed publisher
    ..We applied this protocol to the analysis of the YAP and TAZ interactome. YAP and TAZ are the downstream effectors of the mammalian Hippo tumor suppressor pathway...
  3. Chen Q, Zhang N, Xie R, Wang W, Cai J, Choi K, et al. Homeostatic control of Hippo signaling activity revealed by an endogenous activating mutation in YAP. Genes Dev. 2015;29:1285-97 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings reveal a robust homeostatic mechanism that maintains physiological levels of YAP activity and caution against the assumptive use of YAP localization alone as a surrogate of YAP activity. ..
  4. Di Palma T, d Andrea B, Liguori G, Liguoro A, De Cristofaro T, Del Prete D, et al. TAZ is a coactivator for Pax8 and TTF-1, two transcription factors involved in thyroid differentiation. Exp Cell Res. 2009;315:162-75 pubmed publisher
    ..b>TAZ is a transcriptional coactivator that regulates the activity of several transcription factors therefore playing a ..
  5. Haque F, Kaku Y, Fujimura S, Ohmori T, Adelstein R, Nishinakamura R. Non-muscle myosin II deletion in the developing kidney causes ureter-bladder misconnection and apical extrusion of the nephric duct lineage epithelia. Dev Biol. 2017;427:121-130 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, myosin II is essential for maintaining the apicobasal integrity of the developing kidney epithelia independently of Ret signaling. ..
  6. Tharp K, Kang M, Timblin G, Dempersmier J, Dempsey G, Zushin P, et al. Actomyosin-Mediated Tension Orchestrates Uncoupled Respiration in Adipose Tissues. Cell Metab. 2018;27:602-615.e4 pubmed publisher
    ..regulates the thermogenic capacity of adipocytes via the mechanosensitive transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ, which are indispensable for normal BAT function...
  7. Park K, Whitsett J, Di Palma T, Hong J, Yaffe M, Zannini M. TAZ interacts with TTF-1 and regulates expression of surfactant protein-C. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:17384-90 pubmed
    ..A recently identified protein TAZ (transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif) contains a WW domain and a COOH-terminal PDZ-binding motif ..
  8. Jiang Y, Puliyappadamba V, Zhang L, Wu W, Wali A, Yaffe M, et al. A novel mechanism of cell growth regulation by Cell Cycle and Apoptosis Regulatory Protein (CARP)-1. J Mol Signal. 2010;5:7 pubmed publisher
    ..Depletion of CARP-1, on the other hand, abrogates apoptosis induced by H89. CARP-1 binds with signal transducer TAZ and over-expression of TAZ inhibits apoptosis by CARP-1...
  9. Kang H, Beak J, Kim Y, Herbert R, Jetten A. Glis3 is associated with primary cilia and Wwtr1/TAZ and implicated in polycystic kidney disease. Mol Cell Biol. 2009;29:2556-69 pubmed publisher
    ..We further show that Glis3 interacts with the transcriptional modulator Wwtr1/TAZ, which itself has been implicated in glomerulocystic kidney disease...
  10. Park H, Kim Y, Yu B, Moroishi T, Mo J, Plouffe S, et al. Alternative Wnt Signaling Activates YAP/TAZ. Cell. 2015;162:780-94 pubmed publisher
    The transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ are key regulators of organ size and tissue homeostasis, and their dysregulation contributes to human cancer...
  11. Wang X, Zheng Z, Caviglia J, Corey K, Herfel T, Cai B, et al. Hepatocyte TAZ/WWTR1 Promotes Inflammation and Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Cell Metab. 2016;24:848-862 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that the transcription regulator TAZ (WWTR1) is markedly higher in hepatocytes in human and murine NASH liver than in normal or steatotic liver...
  12. Poitelon Y, Lopez Anido C, Catignas K, Berti C, Palmisano M, Williamson C, et al. YAP and TAZ control peripheral myelination and the expression of laminin receptors in Schwann cells. Nat Neurosci. 2016;19:879-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Yap and Taz are effectors of the Hippo pathway that integrate chemical and mechanical signals in cells...
  13. Nishio M, Sugimachi K, Goto H, Wang J, Morikawa T, Miyachi Y, et al. Dysregulated YAP1/TAZ and TGF-β signaling mediate hepatocarcinogenesis in Mob1a/1b-deficient mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:E71-80 pubmed publisher
    ..changes are strongly dependent on Yes-Associated Protein-1 (Yap1) and partially dependent on PDZ-binding motif (Taz) and Tgfbr2, but independent of connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf)...
  14. Manderfield L, Aghajanian H, Engleka K, Lim L, Liu F, Jain R, et al. Hippo signaling is required for Notch-dependent smooth muscle differentiation of neural crest. Development. 2015;142:2962-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Neural crest-specific deletion of the Hippo effectors Yap and Taz produces neural crest precursors that migrate normally, but fail to produce vascular smooth muscle, and Notch ..
  15. Levasseur A, Paquet M, Boerboom D, Boyer A. Yes-associated protein and WW-containing transcription regulator 1 regulate the expression of sex-determining genes in Sertoli cells, but their inactivation does not cause sex reversal. Biol Reprod. 2017;97:162-175 pubmed publisher
    ..However, expression of these genes was not changed in older animals. Together, these results suggest a novel role of the Hippo signaling pathway in the mechanisms of sex differentiation. ..
  16. Elbediwy A, Vincent Mistiaen Z, Spencer Dene B, Stone R, Boeing S, Wculek S, et al. Integrin signalling regulates YAP and TAZ to control skin homeostasis. Development. 2016;143:1674-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the transcription regulators YAP and TAZ localise to the nucleus in the basal layer of skin and are elevated upon wound healing...
  17. Serinagaoglu Y, Paré J, Giovannini M, Cao X. Nf2-Yap signaling controls the expansion of DRG progenitors and glia during DRG development. Dev Biol. 2015;398:97-109 pubmed publisher
    ..The key effectors of this pathway, transcriptional coactivators Yap and Taz, are expressed in DRG progenitors and glia during DRG development but are at least partially inhibited from ..
  18. Lau A, Curtis S, Fillmore C, Rowbotham S, Mohseni M, Wagner D, et al. Tumor-propagating cells and Yap/Taz activity contribute to lung tumor progression and metastasis. EMBO J. 2014;33:468-81 pubmed publisher
    ..The TPC signature was enriched for genes in the Hippo signaling pathway. Knockdown of the Hippo mediators Yap1 or Taz decreased in vitro cellular migration and transplantation of metastatic disease...
  19. Han D, Byun S, Park S, Kim J, Kim I, Ha S, et al. YAP/TAZ enhance mammalian embryonic neural stem cell characteristics in a Tead-dependent manner. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015;458:110-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that YAP/TAZ enhance embryonic neural stem cell characteristics in a cell autonomous fashion using diverse experimental ..
  20. Badouel C, Zander M, Liscio N, Bagherie Lachidan M, Sopko R, Coyaud E, et al. Fat1 interacts with Fat4 to regulate neural tube closure, neural progenitor proliferation and apical constriction during mouse brain development. Development. 2015;142:2781-91 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a model in which Fat1 and Fat4 binding coordinates distinct pathways at apical junctions to regulate neural progenitor proliferation, neural tube closure and apical constriction. ..
  21. Ukita M, Yamaguchi T, Ohata N, Tamura M. Sclerostin Enhances Adipocyte Differentiation in 3T3-L1 Cells. J Cell Biochem. 2016;117:1419-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Recently, the transcriptional modulator TAZ has been involved in the canonical Wnt signaling pathway...
  22. Wang J, Xiao Y, Hsu C, Martinez Traverso I, Zhang M, Bai Y, et al. Yap and Taz play a crucial role in neural crest-derived craniofacial development. Development. 2016;143:504-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We used the Wnt1(Cre) and Wnt1(Cre2SOR) drivers to conditionally ablate both Yap and Taz in the CNC of mice...
  23. Cui C, Cooper L, Yang X, Karsenty G, Aukhil I. Transcriptional coactivation of bone-specific transcription factor Cbfa1 by TAZ. Mol Cell Biol. 2003;23:1004-13 pubmed
    ..Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we identified a transcriptional coactivator, TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif), that binds to Cbfa1...
  24. Kanai F, Marignani P, Sarbassova D, Yagi R, Hall R, Donowitz M, et al. TAZ: a novel transcriptional co-activator regulated by interactions with 14-3-3 and PDZ domain proteins. EMBO J. 2000;19:6778-91 pubmed
    ..in vitro translated cDNA pools for the ability to bind 14-3-3, we identified a novel transcriptional co-activator, TAZ (transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif) as a 14-3-3-binding molecule...
  25. Byun M, Hwang J, Kim A, Kim K, Park J, Oh H, et al. SRC activates TAZ for intestinal tumorigenesis and regeneration. Cancer Lett. 2017;410:32-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report that transcriptional coactivator with PDZ binding domain (TAZ) is activated by cSRC, regulating CRC cell proliferation and tumor formation, where cSRC overexpression increases ..
  26. Wang X, Freire Valls A, Schermann G, Shen Y, Moya I, Castro L, et al. YAP/TAZ Orchestrate VEGF Signaling during Developmental Angiogenesis. Dev Cell. 2017;42:462-478.e7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the Hippo pathway effectors YAP and TAZ work as crucial signal transducers to mediate VEGF-VEGFR2 signaling during angiogenesis...
  27. Sun C, De Mello V, Mohamed A, Ortuste Quiroga H, Garcia Munoz A, Al Bloshi A, et al. Common and Distinctive Functions of the Hippo Effectors Taz and Yap in Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Function. Stem Cells. 2017;35:1958-1972 pubmed publisher
    Hippo pathway downstream effectors Yap and Taz play key roles in cell proliferation and regeneration, regulating gene expression especially via Tead transcription factors...
  28. Yang Z, Nakagawa K, Sarkar A, Maruyama J, Iwasa H, Bao Y, et al. Screening with a novel cell-based assay for TAZ activators identifies a compound that enhances myogenesis in C2C12 cells and facilitates muscle repair in a muscle injury model. Mol Cell Biol. 2014;34:1607-21 pubmed publisher
    The transcriptional coactivator with a PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) cooperates with various transcriptional factors and plays various roles...
  29. Jeong H, Bae S, An S, Byun M, Hwang J, Yaffe M, et al. TAZ as a novel enhancer of MyoD-mediated myogenic differentiation. FASEB J. 2010;24:3310-20 pubmed publisher
    ..b>TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif) has been characterized as a modulator of mesenchymal stem cell ..
  30. Lee M, Byun M, Furutani Seiki M, Hong J, Jung H. YAP and TAZ regulate skin wound healing. J Invest Dermatol. 2014;134:518-525 pubmed publisher
    ..coactivators in this pathway, Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), mediate the major gene regulation and biological functions of the Hippo pathway...
  31. Gregorieff A, Liu Y, Inanlou M, Khomchuk Y, Wrana J. Yap-dependent reprogramming of Lgr5(+) stem cells drives intestinal regeneration and cancer. Nature. 2015;526:715-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, our findings reveal a key role for the Yap regenerative pathway in driving cancer initiation. ..
  32. Kwan J, Sczaniecka A, Heidary Arash E, Nguyen L, Chen C, Ratkovic S, et al. DLG5 connects cell polarity and Hippo signaling protein networks by linking PAR-1 with MST1/2. Genes Dev. 2016;30:2696-2709 pubmed publisher
    ..Dlg5 also interacts genetically with Hippo effectors Yap1/Taz Mechanistically, we show that DLG5 inhibits the association between MST1/2 and large tumor suppressor homologs 1/2 (..
  33. Bertero T, Cottrill K, Annis S, Bhat B, Gochuico B, Osorio J, et al. A YAP/TAZ-miR-130/301 molecular circuit exerts systems-level control of fibrosis in a network of human diseases and physiologic conditions. Sci Rep. 2015;5:18277 pubmed publisher
    ..of extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffening by the mechanosensitive microRNA-130/301 family, as activated by the YAP/TAZ co-transcription factors, in promoting pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
  34. Finch Edmondson M, Strauss R, Passman A, Sudol M, Yeoh G, Callus B. TAZ Protein Accumulation Is Negatively Regulated by YAP Abundance in Mammalian Cells. J Biol Chem. 2015;290:27928-38 pubmed publisher
    ..YAP and TAZ are transcriptional coactivators that function as effectors of this signaling pathway...
  35. Skibinski A, Breindel J, Prat A, Galvan P, Smith E, Rolfs A, et al. The Hippo transducer TAZ interacts with the SWI/SNF complex to regulate breast epithelial lineage commitment. Cell Rep. 2014;6:1059-1072 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified the Hippo transducer WWTR1/TAZ in a screen of transcription factors that are able to prompt lineage switching of mammary epithelial cells...
  36. Grove M, Kim H, Santerre M, Krupka A, Han S, Zhai J, et al. YAP/TAZ initiate and maintain Schwann cell myelination. elife. 2017;6: pubmed publisher
    Nuclear exclusion of the transcriptional regulators and potent oncoproteins, YAP/TAZ, is considered necessary for adult tissue homeostasis...
  37. Yim H, Sung C, You J, Tian Y, Benjamin T. Nek1 and TAZ interact to maintain normal levels of polycystin 2. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22:832-7 pubmed publisher
    ..PKD can also arise from loss of the protein TAZ, an adaptor protein in the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that targets the ciliary protein polycystin 2 (PC2) for ..
  38. Jeon Y, Park Y, Lee J, Hong J, Kim I. Selenoprotein W enhances skeletal muscle differentiation by inhibiting TAZ binding to 14-3-3 protein. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014;1843:1356-64 pubmed publisher
    ..differentiation by inhibiting nuclear translocation of transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ)...
  39. Lin C, Yao E, Chuang P. A conserved MST1/2-YAP axis mediates Hippo signaling during lung growth. Dev Biol. 2015;403:101-13 pubmed publisher
    ..This leads to inactivation of the transcriptional coactivators, YAP/TAZ, due to their cytoplasmic retention and degradation that is correlated with YAP/TAZ phosphorylation...
  40. Enger T, Samad Zadeh A, Bouchie M, Skarstein K, Galtung H, Mera T, et al. The Hippo signaling pathway is required for salivary gland development and its dysregulation is associated with Sjogren's syndrome. Lab Invest. 2013;93:1203-18 pubmed publisher
    ..During SMG development, a Hippo pathway effector, TAZ, becomes increasingly phosphorylated and associated with E-cadherin and ?-catenin, consistent with the activation ..
  41. Xin M, Kim Y, Sutherland L, Murakami M, Qi X, McAnally J, et al. Hippo pathway effector Yap promotes cardiac regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:13839-44 pubmed publisher
    ..we report that mice bearing mutant alleles of Yap and its paralog WW domain containing transcription regulator 1 (Taz) exhibit gene dosage-dependent cardiac phenotypes, suggesting redundant roles of these Hippo pathway effectors in ..
  42. Cai J, Maitra A, Anders R, Taketo M, Pan D. β-Catenin destruction complex-independent regulation of Hippo-YAP signaling by APC in intestinal tumorigenesis. Genes Dev. 2015;29:1493-506 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings establish Hippo-YAP signaling as a critical effector pathway downstream from APC, independent from its involvement in the β-catenin destruction complex. ..
  43. Jang E, Jeong H, Kang J, Kim N, Kim M, Choi S, et al. TM-25659 enhances osteogenic differentiation and suppresses adipogenic differentiation by modulating the transcriptional co-activator TAZ. Br J Pharmacol. 2012;165:1584-94 pubmed publisher
    The transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) is characterized as a transcriptional modulator of mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into osteoblasts and adipocytes...
  44. Gruber R, Panayiotou R, Nye E, Spencer Dene B, Stamp G, Behrens A. YAP1 and TAZ Control Pancreatic Cancer Initiation in Mice by Direct Up-regulation of JAK-STAT3 Signaling. Gastroenterology. 2016;151:526-39 pubmed publisher
    ..We generated mice carrying conditional alleles of Yap1 and Taz and disrupted Yap1 and Taz using a Cre-lox recombination strategy in adult mouse pancreatic acinar cells (Yap1fl/fl;..
  45. Moon K, Kim H, Lee D, Rao M, Levine E, Lim D, et al. Differential Expression of NF2 in Neuroepithelial Compartments Is Necessary for Mammalian Eye Development. Dev Cell. 2018;44:13-28.e3 pubmed publisher
    ..The hyperplastic ocular phenotypes were largely suppressed by heterozygous deletion of Yap and Taz, key targets of the Nf2-Hippo signaling pathway...
  46. Hu J, Du W, Shelton S, Oldham M, DiPersio C, Klein O. An FAK-YAP-mTOR Signaling Axis Regulates Stem Cell-Based Tissue Renewal in Mice. Cell Stem Cell. 2017;21:91-106.e6 pubmed publisher
    ..mouse incisor as a model of stem cell-based tissue renewal, we found that the transcriptional cofactors YAP and TAZ are required both to maintain TA cell proliferation and to inhibit differentiation...
  47. Murakami M, Tominaga J, Makita R, Uchijima Y, Kurihara Y, Nakagawa O, et al. Transcriptional activity of Pax3 is co-activated by TAZ. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006;339:533-9 pubmed
    ..with full-length Pax3 as bait, we isolated a clone encoding transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) from an E10.5 mouse embryo cDNA library...
  48. Singh A, Ramesh S, Cibi D, Yun L, Li J, Li L, et al. Hippo Signaling Mediators Yap and Taz Are Required in the Epicardium for Coronary Vasculature Development. Cell Rep. 2016;15:1384-1393 pubmed publisher
    ..of genetic and pharmacological approaches, we demonstrate that inhibition of Hippo signaling mediators Yap and Taz leads to impaired epicardial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and a reduction in epicardial cell ..
  49. Xiao Z, Baudry J, Cao L, Huang J, Chen H, Yates C, et al. Polycystin-1 interacts with TAZ to stimulate osteoblastogenesis and inhibit adipogenesis. J Clin Invest. 2018;128:157-174 pubmed publisher
    ..to determine whether the polycystins PC1 and PC2 (encoded by Pkd1 and Pkd2) and the transcriptional coactivator TAZ form a mechanosensing complex in osteoblasts...
  50. Levasseur A, St Jean G, Paquet M, Boerboom D, Boyer A. Targeted Disruption of YAP and TAZ Impairs the Maintenance of the Adrenal Cortex. Endocrinology. 2017;158:3738-3753 pubmed publisher
    Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) are functionally redundant transcriptional regulators that are downstream effectors of the Hippo signaling pathway...
  51. Men T, Piao S, Teng C. [Regulation of differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells by the Hippo pathway effectors TAZ/YAP]. Yi Chuan. 2013;35:1283-90 pubmed
    ..regulating the activity of line- age-specific transcription factors by the Hippo pathway effectors Tafazzin (TAZ) and/or Yes-associated protein (YAP)...
  52. Reginensi A, Scott R, Gregorieff A, Bagherie Lachidan M, Chung C, Lim D, et al. Yap- and Cdc42-dependent nephrogenesis and morphogenesis during mouse kidney development. PLoS Genet. 2013;9:e1003380 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that Yap responds to Cdc42-dependent signals in nephron progenitor cells to activate a genetic program required to shape the functioning nephron. ..
  53. Murakami M, Nakagawa M, Olson E, Nakagawa O. A WW domain protein TAZ is a critical coactivator for TBX5, a transcription factor implicated in Holt-Oram syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:18034-9 pubmed
    ..In this study, we identified a WW-domain-containing transcriptional regulator TAZ as a potent TBX5 coactivator...
  54. Otsubo K, Goto H, Nishio M, Kawamura K, Yanagi S, Nishie W, et al. MOB1-YAP1/TAZ-NKX2.1 axis controls bronchioalveolar cell differentiation, adhesion and tumour formation. Oncogene. 2017;36:4201-4211 pubmed publisher
    ..Their alveolar epithelial cells showed increased proliferation, impaired YAP1/TAZ-dependent differentiation and decreased surfactant protein production, all features characteristic of human ..
  55. Kuroda M, Wada H, Kimura Y, Ueda K, Kioka N. Vinculin promotes nuclear localization of TAZ to inhibit ECM stiffness-dependent differentiation into adipocytes. J Cell Sci. 2017;130:989-1002 pubmed publisher
    ..paralogs Yes-associated protein (YAP, also known as YAP1) and transcriptional coactivator with a PDZ-binding motif (TAZ, also known as WWTR1) (hereafter YAP/TAZ)...
  56. Diepenbruck M, Waldmeier L, Ivanek R, Berninger P, Arnold P, van Nimwegen E, et al. Tead2 expression levels control the subcellular distribution of Yap and Taz, zyxin expression and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. J Cell Sci. 2014;127:1523-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Tead transcription factors and their transcriptional co-activators Yap and Taz have been previously implicated in promoting an EMT; however, their direct transcriptional target genes and their ..
  57. Pagiatakis C, Sun D, Tobin S, Miyake T, McDermott J. TGFβ-TAZ/SRF signalling regulates vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation. FEBS J. 2017;284:1644-1656 pubmed publisher
    ..network of transcription factors involved in the induction of VSMC differentiation, and to determine the role of TAZ in promoting the quiescent VSMC phenotype...
  58. Tang Y, Weiss S. Snail/Slug-YAP/TAZ complexes cooperatively regulate mesenchymal stem cell function and bone formation. Cell Cycle. 2017;16:399-405 pubmed publisher
    ..Interestingly, YAP and TAZ, the co-transcriptional effectors of the Hippo pathway, likewise play an important role in stem cell self-renewal ..
  59. Mao Y, Francis West P, Irvine K. Fat4/Dchs1 signaling between stromal and cap mesenchyme cells influences nephrogenesis and ureteric bud branching. Development. 2015;142:2574-85 pubmed publisher
  60. Tang Y, Feinberg T, Keller E, Li X, Weiss S. Snail/Slug binding interactions with YAP/TAZ control skeletal stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Nat Cell Biol. 2016;18:917-29 pubmed publisher
    ..Snail/Slug regulate SSC function by forming complexes with the transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ in tandem with the inhibition of the Hippo-pathway-dependent regulation of YAP/TAZ signalling cascades...
  61. Geng J, Yu S, Zhao H, Sun X, Li X, Wang P, et al. The transcriptional coactivator TAZ regulates reciprocal differentiation of TH17 cells and Treg cells. Nat Immunol. 2017;18:800-812 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we found that TAZ, a coactivator of TEAD transcription factors of Hippo signaling, was expressed under TH17 cell-inducing ..
  62. Galli G, Carrara M, Yuan W, Valdes Quezada C, Gurung B, Pepe Mooney B, et al. YAP Drives Growth by Controlling Transcriptional Pause Release from Dynamic Enhancers. Mol Cell. 2015;60:328-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results here uncover the molecular mechanisms employed by YAP to exert its growth and oncogenic functions, and suggest strategies for intervention. ..
  63. Totaro A, Castellan M, Battilana G, Zanconato F, Azzolin L, Giulitti S, et al. YAP/TAZ link cell mechanics to Notch signalling to control epidermal stem cell fate. Nat Commun. 2017;8:15206 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that YAP/TAZ regulation by cell shape and rigidity of the extracellular matrix (ECM) dictates a pivotal SC decision: to remain ..
  64. Ramjee V, Li D, Manderfield L, Liu F, Engleka K, Aghajanian H, et al. Epicardial YAP/TAZ orchestrate an immunosuppressive response following myocardial infarction. J Clin Invest. 2017;127:899-911 pubmed publisher
    ..Mice deficient in epicardial YAP and TAZ, two core Hippo pathway effectors, developed profound post-MI pericardial inflammation and myocardial fibrosis, ..
  65. Li C, Hu J, Lu H, Lan J, Du W, Galicia N, et al. ?E-catenin inhibits YAP/TAZ activity to regulate signalling centre formation during tooth development. Nat Commun. 2016;7:12133 pubmed publisher
    ..EK formation depends primarily on the signalling function of ?E-catenin through YAP and its homologue TAZ, as opposed to its adhesive function, and combined deletion of Yap and Taz rescues the EK defects caused by loss of ..
  66. Lopez Anido C, Poitelon Y, Gopinath C, Moran J, Ma K, Law W, et al. Tead1 regulates the expression of Peripheral Myelin Protein 22 during Schwann cell development. Hum Mol Genet. 2016;25:3055-3069 pubmed
    ..We discovered that Tead1 and co-activators Yap and Taz are required for Pmp22 expression, as well as for the expression of Egr2 Tead1 directly binds Pmp22 and Egr2 ..
  67. Xing W, Kim J, Wergedal J, Chen S, Mohan S. Ephrin B1 regulates bone marrow stromal cell differentiation and bone formation by influencing TAZ transactivation via complex formation with NHERF1. Mol Cell Biol. 2010;30:711-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Coimmunoprecipitation of the TAZ complex with TAZ-specific antibody revealed a protein complex containing ephrin B1, PTPN13, NHERF1, and TAZ in bone ..
  68. Zanconato F, Forcato M, Battilana G, Azzolin L, Quaranta E, Bodega B, et al. Genome-wide association between YAP/TAZ/TEAD and AP-1 at enhancers drives oncogenic growth. Nat Cell Biol. 2015;17:1218-27 pubmed publisher
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