A Recommendation for Naming Transcription Factor Proteins in the Grasses

Gray, J., Bevan, M., Brutnell, T., Buell, C. R., Cone, K., Hake, S., Jackson, D. P., Kellogg, E., Lawrence, C., McCouch, S., Mockler, T., Moose, S., Paterson, A., Peterson, T., Rokshar, D., Souza, G. M., Springer, N., Stein, N., Timmermans, M. C. P., Wang, G.-L., Grotewold, E. (January 2009) A Recommendation for Naming Transcription Factor Proteins in the Grasses. Plant Physiol., 149 (1). pp. 4-6.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19126689
DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.128504


Transcription factors are central for the exquisite temporal and spatial expression patterns of many genes. These proteins are characterized by their ability to be tethered to particular regulatory sequences in the genes that they control. While many other proteins participate in the regulation of gene expression, we limit our definition of transcription factors here to proteins that often contain a characteristic structural motif, the DNA-binding domain, which is involved in recognizing a short (usually 4–8 bp) DNA sequence. Based on the structure of the DNA-binding domain, transcription factors are classified into 50 to 60 different families, and in plants, 5% to 7% of all the protein-encoding genes are transcription factors, making them, collectively, perhaps the largest functional class of proteins...

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA arabidopsis thaliana Arabidopsis GENE FAMILY gene family MYB GENES genes MAIZE maize Maize HOMOLOGY homology DOMAIN domain plants PLANTS
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
organism description > plant > maize
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > transcription factor
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
CSHL labs > Timmermans lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: 1 January 2009
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 20:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 14:01
PMCID: PMC2613739
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/25906

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