PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Cicer arietinum
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_004485466.1TCP family protein
XP_004486001.1TCP family protein
XP_004486003.1TCP family protein
XP_004486006.1TCP family protein
XP_004486007.1TCP family protein
XP_004486008.1TCP family protein
XP_004487176.1TCP family protein
XP_004487177.1TCP family protein
XP_004487178.1TCP family protein
XP_004487179.1TCP family protein
XP_004487180.1TCP family protein
XP_004489051.1TCP family protein
XP_004489468.1TCP family protein
XP_004489469.1TCP family protein
XP_004490031.1TCP family protein
XP_004490032.1TCP family protein
XP_004496621.1TCP family protein
XP_004496702.1TCP family protein
XP_004497526.1TCP family protein
XP_004498111.1TCP family protein
XP_004498112.1TCP family protein
XP_004499467.1TCP family protein
XP_004504554.1TCP family protein
XP_004504555.1TCP family protein
XP_004504556.1TCP family protein
XP_004505518.1TCP family protein
XP_004508574.1TCP family protein
XP_004508663.1TCP family protein
XP_004508751.1TCP family protein
XP_004510040.1TCP family protein
XP_004510891.1TCP family protein
XP_004513356.1TCP family protein
XP_004514818.1TCP family protein
XP_004516160.1TCP family protein
XP_012568795.1TCP family protein
XP_012568798.1TCP family protein
XP_012568800.1TCP family protein
XP_012575333.1TCP 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