Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Sesamum indicum
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_011071008.1TCP family protein
XP_011071244.1TCP family protein
XP_011071262.1TCP family protein
XP_011071636.1TCP family protein
XP_011072206.1TCP family protein
XP_011072882.1TCP family protein
XP_011075030.1TCP family protein
XP_011075490.1TCP family protein
XP_011076261.1TCP family protein
XP_011077331.1TCP family protein
XP_011078454.1TCP family protein
XP_011078978.1TCP family protein
XP_011082737.1TCP family protein
XP_011082738.1TCP family protein
XP_011085663.1TCP family protein
XP_011087013.1TCP family protein
XP_011087116.1TCP family protein
XP_011087257.1TCP family protein
XP_011087359.1TCP family protein
XP_011087706.1TCP family protein
XP_011091297.1TCP family protein
XP_011096409.1TCP family protein
XP_011096575.1TCP family protein
XP_011096599.1TCP family protein
XP_011096600.1TCP family protein
XP_011098249.1TCP family protein
XP_011098250.1TCP family protein
XP_011098251.1TCP family protein
XP_011098917.1TCP family protein
XP_011099021.1TCP family protein
XP_011099023.1TCP family protein
XP_011099310.1TCP family protein
XP_011100220.1TCP 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