PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Vigna radiata
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
Vradi0023s00780.1TCP family protein
Vradi0134s00540.1TCP family protein
Vradi0146s00050.1TCP family protein
Vradi0149s00170.1TCP family protein
Vradi0194s00140.1TCP family protein
Vradi01g07310.1TCP family protein
Vradi01g09140.1TCP family protein
Vradi02g06060.1TCP family protein
Vradi02g10510.1TCP family protein
Vradi02g13440.1TCP family protein
Vradi02g13600.1TCP family protein
Vradi0374s00040.1TCP family protein
Vradi03g09200.1TCP family protein
Vradi04g02990.1TCP family protein
Vradi04g09280.1TCP family protein
Vradi04g10030.1TCP family protein
Vradi07g13250.1TCP family protein
Vradi07g17610.1TCP family protein
Vradi07g18130.1TCP family protein
Vradi08g07130.1TCP family protein
Vradi08g19190.1TCP family protein
Vradi08g22260.1TCP family protein
Vradi10g09200.1TCP family protein
Vradi11g10120.1TCP 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