Inhibiting YAP expression suppresses pancreatic cancer progression by disrupting tumor-stromal interactions

Zhengdong Jiang, Cancan Zhou, Liang Cheng, Bin Yan, Ke Chen, Xin Chen, Liang Zong, Jianjun Lei, Wanxing Duan, Qinhong Xu, Xuqi Li, Zheng Wang, Qingyong Ma & Jiguang Ma
Abstract Background Hippo/YAP pathway is known to be important for development, growth and organogenesis, and dysregulation of this pathway leads to tumor progression. We and others find that YAP is up-regulated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and associated with worse prognosis of patients. Activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) forming the components of microenvironment that enhance pancreatic cancer cells (PCs) invasiveness and malignance. However, the role and mechanism of YAP in PDAC tumor-stromal interaction is largely...
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