Salk Institute - Jones lab - JSimon illustration (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption This cartoon illustrates how the Yap protein (dog) inhibits the expression of the Wnt gene, preventing an intermediate complex (couple sitting on the balloon) from binding to DNA and signaling to various types of cellular machinery (diver, seated boy) to turn on the cardiomyocyte genes (swimmer in the ocean). Credit Salk Institute Usage Restrictions with credit and related coverage. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.