PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Ricinus communis
DBB Family
Species TF ID Description
27894.m000807DBB family protein
29762.m000500DBB family protein
30057.m000083DBB family protein
30131.m007106DBB family protein
30131.m007131DBB family protein
30170.m014128DBB family protein
30174.m009047DBB family protein
DBB Family Introduction

In this study, a small subfamily of double B-box zinc finger (DBB, DOUBLE B-BOX) genes, encoding eight putative transcription factors, were characterized with reference to the circadian rhythm and the early photomorphogenic regulation of hypocotyl elongation in response to light signals. Among these, it was found that the transcriptions of five DBB genes were under the control of circadian rhythm. To gain insight into the physiological roles of these putative transcription factors, forward and reverse genetic studies were carried out. The results suggested that they are commonly implicated in light signal transduction during early photomorphogenesis, however, their functions are not totally redundant, as judged by the fact that their circadian-expression profiles (or phases) were distinctive from each other, and by the fact that some DBBs (named DBB1a, DBB1b, STO, and STH) were apparently implicated in light signal transduction in a negative manner, whereas another (named DBB3) was implicated in a positive manner with regard to light-induced inhibition of elongation of hypocotyls.

Kumagai T, Ito S, Nakamichi N, Niwa Y, Murakami M, Yamashino T, Mizuno T.
The common function of a novel subfamily of B-Box zinc finger proteins with reference to circadian-associated events in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2008. 72(6): p. 1539-49.
PMID: 18540109