PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Zea mays
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
AC190734.2_FGP003TCP family protein
AC199782.5_FGP003TCP family protein
AC205574.3_FGP006TCP family protein
AC213524.3_FGP003TCP family protein
AC233950.1_FGP002TCP family protein
AC234521.1_FGP006TCP family protein
GRMZM2G003944_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G015037_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G015037_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G020805_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G020805_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G031905_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G034638_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G035944_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G035944_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G055024_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G060319_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G062711_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G064628_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G077755_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G078077_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G088440_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G089361_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G089638_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G092214_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G092214_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G093895_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G096610_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G107031_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G110242_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G113888_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G115516_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G120151_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G120151_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G135461_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G142751_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G148022_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G166687_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G166946_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G166946_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G166946_P03TCP family protein
GRMZM2G170232_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G178603_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G180568_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G359599_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G359599_P02TCP family protein
GRMZM2G414114_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G416524_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G424261_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G445944_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G458087_P01TCP family protein
GRMZM2G465091_P01TCP 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