Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Oryza sativa subsp. japonica LIM Family

Description

Kawaoka et al. 2000: The AC-rich motif, Pal-box, is an important cis-acting element for gene expression involved in phenylpropanoid biosynthesis. A cDNA clone (Ntlim1) encoding a Pal-box binding protein was isolated by Southwestern screening. The deduced amino acid sequence is highly similar to the members of the LIM protein family that contain a zinc finger motif. Moreover, Ntlim1 had a specific DNA binding ability and transiently activated the transcription of a beta-glucuronidase reporter gene driven by the Pal-box sequence in tobacco protoplasts. The transgenic tobacco plants with antisense Ntlim1 showed low levels of transcripts from some key phenylpropanoid pathway genes such as phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, hydroxycinnamate CoA ligase and cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase. Furthermore, a 27% reduction of lignin content was observed in the transgenic tobacco with antisense Ntlim1.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess LIM domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:

References

There are 7 gene models in this family



Gene modelDescriptionDomains
LOC_Os02g42820.1 OsPLIM2a - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os03g15940.1 OsWLIM2 - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os04g45010.1 OsPLIM2b - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os06g13030.1 OsLIM - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os06g13030.2 OsLIM - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os10g35930.1 OsPLIM2c - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM
LOC_Os12g32620.1 OsWLIM1 - LIM domain protein, putative actin-binding protein and transcription factor, expressed LIM

General references

Eliasson, A; Gass, N; Mundel, C; Baltz, R; Kräuter, R; Evrard, JL; Steinmetz, A. 2000. Molecular and expression analysis of a LIM protein gene family from flowering plants. Mol. Gen. Genet. 264(3):257-67 PUBMEDID:11085265
Kawaoka, A; Kaothien, P; Yoshida, K; Endo, S; Yamada, K; Ebinuma, H. 2000. Functional analysis of tobacco LIM protein Ntlim1 involved in lignin biosynthesis. Plant J. 22(4):289-301 PUBMEDID:10849346