PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Prunus mume
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_008218751.1TCP family protein
XP_008221641.1TCP family protein
XP_008222208.1TCP family protein
XP_008223917.1TCP family protein
XP_008225215.1TCP family protein
XP_008225508.1TCP family protein
XP_008225509.1TCP family protein
XP_008225510.1TCP family protein
XP_008225511.1TCP family protein
XP_008226457.1TCP family protein
XP_008230895.1TCP family protein
XP_008231091.1TCP family protein
XP_008232850.1TCP family protein
XP_008234310.1TCP family protein
XP_008238772.1TCP family protein
XP_008239968.1TCP family protein
XP_008240002.1TCP family protein
XP_008240003.1TCP family protein
XP_008243405.1TCP family protein
XP_008243489.1TCP family protein
XP_008243490.1TCP family protein
XP_008243974.1TCP family protein
XP_008244033.1TCP family protein
XP_008244034.1TCP family protein
XP_008244035.1TCP family protein
XP_008244036.1TCP family protein
XP_016648675.1TCP family protein
XP_016649012.1TCP 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