PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Capsicum annuum
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
CA01g03560TCP family protein
CA01g05690TCP family protein
CA02g04500TCP family protein
CA02g08280TCP family protein
CA02g09250TCP family protein
CA02g26350TCP family protein
CA02g27290TCP family protein
CA02g31000TCP family protein
CA03g16800TCP family protein
CA03g28750TCP family protein
CA03g31510TCP family protein
CA03g33900TCP family protein
CA05g05360TCP family protein
CA05g11270TCP family protein
CA06g14950TCP family protein
CA06g18040TCP family protein
CA06g18380TCP family protein
CA06g19060TCP family protein
CA07g14430TCP family protein
CA07g17330TCP family protein
CA08g00650TCP family protein
CA08g04030TCP family protein
CA08g04040TCP family protein
CA08g14200TCP family protein
CA09g02220TCP family protein
CA09g12540TCP family protein
CA10g03740TCP family protein
CA11g01610TCP family protein
CA11g04650TCP family protein
CA11g10600TCP family protein
TCP Family Introduction

The TCP gene family was first described in 1999, as a small group of plant genes encoding proteins sharing the socalled TCP domain, a 59-amino acid basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) motif that allows DNA binding and protein-protein interactions. This domain was initially identified in four proteins encoded by apparently unrelated genes, from which the name 'TCP' was derived: teosinte branched1 (tb1) from maize (Zea mays), CYCLOIDEA (CYC) from snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), and the PROLIFERATING CELL FACTORS 1 and 2 (PCF1 and PCF2) from rice (Oryza sativa). The tb1 gene is a major determinant of strong apical dominance in domesticated maize. CYC is involved in the control of floral bilateral symmetry in Antirrhinum. PCF1 and PCF2 are factors that bind to the promoter of the rice PROLIFERATING CELL NUCLEAR ANTIGEN (PCNA) gene, which encodes a protein involved in DNA replication and repair, maintenance of chromatin structure, chromosome segregation and cell-cycle progression.

TCP genes have been found in various plant species, and new roles in plant development have been elucidated. These discoveries emphasize the importance of this plant-specific gene family in the evolution and developmental control of plant form.

Martin-Trillo M, Cubas P.
TCP genes: a family snapshot ten years later.
Trends Plant Sci, 2010. 15(1): p. 31-9.
PMID: 19963426