PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Spinacia oleracea
TALE Family
Species TF ID Description
Sp_159000_angt.t1TALE family protein
Sp_041650_wnss.t1TALE family protein
Sp_008480_ejxe.t1TALE family protein
Sp_186530_nghm.t1TALE family protein
Sp_027110_ffix.t1TALE family protein
Sp_200660_fcea.t1TALE family protein
Sp_159010_hoog.t1TALE family protein
Sp_085250_rzgq.t1TALE family protein
Sp_125480_okai.t1TALE family protein
Sp_085630_fshk.t1TALE family protein
Sp_155320_exug.t1TALE family protein
Sp_098500_tquf.t1TALE family protein
Sp_044490_tkyx.t1TALE family protein
Sp_023070_nsgj.t1TALE family protein
TALE Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401


the three-amino-acid-loop-extension (TALE) class of homeoproteins has been shown to control meristem formation and/or maintenance, organ morphogenesis, organ position, and several aspects of the reproductive phase. This family contains the KNOTTED-like homeodomain (KNOX) and BEL1-like Homeodomain (BELL) members, which function as heterodimers.

Hamant O, Pautot V.
Plant development: a TALE story.
C R Biol, 2010. 333(4): p. 371-81.
PMID: 20371112