The Hippo signaling pathway is a complex network of proteins that controls organ size via regulation of cellular proliferation, survival and differentiation. Initially discovered by genetic mosaic screens in Drosophila, the core of the Hippo pathway is comprised of two highly conserved kinases centering on the mammalian effector proteins Yes-associated protein (YAP) and its paralogue Transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ, also known as WWTR1). Read more..