PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Citrullus lanatus
TALE Family
Species TF ID Description
Cla001783TALE family protein
Cla005103TALE family protein
Cla008619TALE family protein
Cla010069TALE family protein
Cla011498TALE family protein
Cla014424TALE family protein
Cla015376TALE family protein
Cla015626TALE family protein
Cla016590TALE family protein
Cla017624TALE family protein
Cla017936TALE family protein
Cla018170TALE family protein
Cla019202TALE family protein
Cla019973TALE family protein
Cla020170TALE family protein
Cla020899TALE family protein
Cla021001TALE family protein
Cla022347TALE family protein
Cla022657TALE family protein
Cla022673TALE 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