PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Populus euphratica
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
CCG000586.1TCP family protein
CCG001135.1TCP family protein
CCG002481.1TCP family protein
CCG002729.1TCP family protein
CCG003334.1TCP family protein
CCG005156.1TCP family protein
CCG006044.1TCP family protein
CCG006216.1TCP family protein
CCG007195.1TCP family protein
CCG007701.1TCP family protein
CCG007964.1TCP family protein
CCG009717.1TCP family protein
CCG010631.1TCP family protein
CCG011685.1TCP family protein
CCG012390.1TCP family protein
CCG012899.1TCP family protein
CCG013012.1TCP family protein
CCG015462.1TCP family protein
CCG018013.1TCP family protein
CCG018118.1TCP family protein
CCG019123.2TCP family protein
CCG020734.1TCP family protein
CCG021224.1TCP family protein
CCG023727.1TCP family protein
CCG024429.1TCP family protein
CCG025130.1TCP family protein
CCG026334.1TCP family protein
CCG026357.1TCP family protein
CCG026590.1TCP family protein
CCG026656.1TCP family protein
CCG028420.1TCP family protein
CCG031555.1TCP family protein
CCG032104.1TCP 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