PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Jatropha curcas
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
Jcr4S00094.110TCP family protein
Jcr4S00118.70TCP family protein
Jcr4S00156.90TCP family protein
Jcr4S00188.20TCP family protein
Jcr4S00480.60TCP family protein
Jcr4S00523.70TCP family protein
Jcr4S00730.30TCP family protein
Jcr4S01102.100TCP family protein
Jcr4S01162.90TCP family protein
Jcr4S01553.20TCP family protein
Jcr4S02214.30TCP family protein
Jcr4S02344.60TCP family protein
Jcr4S02530.20TCP family protein
Jcr4S02785.10TCP family protein
Jcr4S03167.10TCP family protein
Jcr4S03173.50TCP family protein
Jcr4S06081.50TCP family protein
Jcr4S06887.40TCP family protein
Jcr4S07536.10TCP family protein
Jcr4S08475.20TCP family protein
Jcr4S12776.10TCP family protein
Jcr4S16323.10TCP 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