LIM

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.

References:


1) 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 PubMed
2) 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 PubMed


Summary

Name: LIM
Class: TF
Number of species containing the TAP: 112
Number of available proteins: 667

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Domain rules:


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Phylogenetic tree for Archeaplastida:

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TAP distribution:

The following table shows the distribution of LIM over all species included in TAPscan. The values for e.g. a specific kingdom are shown in the tree below if you expand the tree for that kingdom.

Minimum Maximum Average Median Standard deviation
0185.5154.42

List of species containing LIM sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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