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Tissue pressure and YAP during organogenesis

Organ morphogenesis begins with proliferation, which results in tissue pressures and site-specific YAP expression, nuclear translocation and signalling. A study now reports the involvement of anisotropy, localized pressure and YAP signalling in organizer-forming cascades, introducing a new chapter of molecular mechanobiology of organogenesis.

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Generous funding by NIDCR grants DE026198 and DE027930 to T.G.H.D. is gratefully acknowledged.

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Xu, Q., Diekwisch, T.G.H. Tissue pressure and YAP during organogenesis. Nat Cell Biol 26, 510–511 (2024).

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