Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Solanum pimpinellifolium
TCP Family
Species TF ID Description
Sopim00g084870.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim00g217560.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim01g008230.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim01g103780.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g065800.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g068200.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g077250.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g089020.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g089830.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim02g094290.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim03g006800.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim03g045030.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim03g115010.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim03g116320.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim03g119770.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim04g006980.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim04g009180.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim05g007420.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim05g009900.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim05g012840.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim05g032780.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim06g065190.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim06g069240.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim06g069460.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim06g070900.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim07g053410.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim07g062680.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim08g048370.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim08g048390.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim08g080150.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim09g008030.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim10g008780.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim10g018710.0.1TCP family protein
Sopim12g014140.0.1TCP 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