The Hippo Pathway and Viral Infections

Front Microbiol. 2020 Jan 23;10:3033. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.03033. eCollection 2019.


The Hippo signaling pathway is a novel tumor suppressor pathway, initially found in Drosophila. Recent studies have discovered that the Hippo signaling pathway plays a critical role in a wide range of biological processes, including organ size control, cell proliferation, cancer development, and virus-induced diseases. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of the biological feature and pathological role of the Hippo pathway, focusing particularly on current findings in the function of the Hippo pathway in virus infection and pathogenesis.

Keywords: Yes-associated protein; hippo; pathogenesis; signaling pathway; virus.

Publication types

  • Review