Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

HB Family


Kappen. 2000: The homeodomain is a DNA-binding motif within transcription factor proteins. These transcription factors may be involved in cell differentiation and control of cell growth, as well as patterning of diverse organisms.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess Homeobox KNOX1 KNOX2 domains

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


General references

Bharathan, G; Janssen, BJ; Kellogg, EA; Sinha, N. 1997. Did homeodomain proteins duplicate before the origin of angiosperms, fungi, and metazoa? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94(25):13749-53 PUBMEDID:9391098
Chan, RL; Gago, GM; Palena, CM; Gonzalez, DH. 1998. Homeoboxes in plant development. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1442(1):1-19 PUBMEDID:9767075
Kappen, C. 2000. The homeodomain: an ancient evolutionary motif in animals and plants. Comput. Chem. 24(1):95-103 PUBMEDID:10642882
Scott, MP; Tamkun, JW; Hartzell, GW. 1989. The structure and function of the homeodomain. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 989(1):25-48 PUBMEDID:2568852