Intraflagellar Transport Complex B Proteins Regulate The Hippo Effector Yap1 During Cardiogenesis
Cilia and the intraflagellar transport (IFT) proteins involved in ciliogenesis are associated with congenital heart diseases (CHD). However, the molecular links between cilia, IFT proteins and cardiogenesis are yet to be established. Using a combination of biochemistry, genetics, and live imaging methods, we show that IFT complex B proteins (Ift88, Ift54 and Ift20) modulate the Hippo pathway effector YAP1 in zebrafish and mouse. We demonstrate that this interaction is key to restrict the formation of the proepicardium and the myocardium.