Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Cajanus cajan
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
C.cajan_01702TCP family protein
C.cajan_01827TCP family protein
C.cajan_02883TCP family protein
C.cajan_07419TCP family protein
C.cajan_07494TCP family protein
C.cajan_08170TCP family protein
C.cajan_11784TCP family protein
C.cajan_12924TCP family protein
C.cajan_15312TCP family protein
C.cajan_17254TCP family protein
C.cajan_18887TCP family protein
C.cajan_18894TCP family protein
C.cajan_20569TCP family protein
C.cajan_21881TCP family protein
C.cajan_23895TCP family protein
C.cajan_25450TCP family protein
C.cajan_28722TCP family protein
C.cajan_31201TCP family protein
C.cajan_31953TCP family protein
C.cajan_31954TCP family protein
C.cajan_33304TCP family protein
C.cajan_35148TCP family protein
C.cajan_37748TCP family protein
C.cajan_39770TCP family protein
C.cajan_40294TCP family protein
C.cajan_41268TCP family protein
C.cajan_43747TCP family protein
C.cajan_45151TCP 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