PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Elaeis guineensis
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_010910542.1TCP family protein
XP_010912501.1TCP family protein
XP_010912998.1TCP family protein
XP_010912999.1TCP family protein
XP_010915588.1TCP family protein
XP_010915589.1TCP family protein
XP_010915590.1TCP family protein
XP_010915591.1TCP family protein
XP_010916819.1TCP family protein
XP_010918406.1TCP family protein
XP_010919196.1TCP family protein
XP_010919696.1TCP family protein
XP_010919706.1TCP family protein
XP_010923815.1TCP family protein
XP_010923816.1TCP family protein
XP_010923817.1TCP family protein
XP_010924429.1TCP family protein
XP_010924430.1TCP family protein
XP_010925687.1TCP family protein
XP_010925688.1TCP family protein
XP_010926535.1TCP family protein
XP_010926809.1TCP family protein
XP_010926810.1TCP family protein
XP_010927753.1TCP family protein
XP_010929563.1TCP family protein
XP_010930808.1TCP family protein
XP_010933290.1TCP family protein
XP_010933907.1TCP family protein
XP_010935558.1TCP family protein
XP_010936464.1TCP family protein
XP_010936465.1TCP family protein
XP_010937085.1TCP family protein
XP_010937582.1TCP family protein
XP_010937590.1TCP family protein
XP_010939189.1TCP family protein
XP_010939190.1TCP family protein
XP_010939521.1TCP family protein
XP_010940911.1TCP family protein
XP_010940957.1TCP family protein
XP_010940963.1TCP family protein
XP_010940967.1TCP 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