Emerging role of Hippo pathway in the regulation of hematopoiesis

Inyoung Kim, Taeho Park, Ji Yoon Noh, Wantae Kim

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In various organisms, the Hippo signaling pathway has been identified as a master regulator of organ size determination and tissue homeostasis. The Hippo signaling coordinates embryonic development, tissue regeneration and differentiation, through regulating cell proliferation and survival. The YAP and TAZ (YAP/TAZ) act as core transducers of the Hippo pathway, and they are tightly and exquisitely regulated in response to various intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli. Abnormal regulation or genetic variation of the Hippo pathway causes a wide range of human diseases, including cancer. Recent studies have revealed that Hippo signaling plays a pivotal role in the immune system and cancer immunity. Due to pathophysiological importance, the emerging role of Hippo signaling in blood cell differentiation, known as hematopoiesis, is receiving much attention. A number of elegant studies using a genetically engineered mouse (GEM) model have shed light on the mechanistic and physiological insights into the Hippo pathway in the regulation of hematopoiesis. Here, we briefly review the function of Hippo signaling in the regulation of hematopoiesis and immune cell differentiation. [BMB Reports 2023; 56(8): 417-425].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-425
Number of pages9
JournalBMB Reports
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2023


  • Hematopoiesis
  • Hematopoietic stem cell
  • Hippo pathway
  • Lymphopoiesis


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