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CINCINNATA-Like TCP Transcription Factors in Cell Growth – An Expanding Portfolio

Rath, M and Challa, KR and Sarvepalli, K and Nath, U (2022) CINCINNATA-Like TCP Transcription Factors in Cell Growth – An Expanding Portfolio. In: Frontiers in Plant Science, 13 .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.825341


Post-mitotic cell growth is a key process in plant growth and development. Cell expansion drives major growth during morphogenesis and is influenced by both endogenous factors and environmental stimuli. Though both isotropic and anisotropic cell growth can contribute to organ size and shape at different degrees, anisotropic cell growth is more likely to contribute to shape change. While much is known about the mechanisms that increase cellular turgor and cell-wall biomass during expansion, the genetic factors that regulate these processes are less studied. In the past quarter of a century, the role of the CINCINNATA-like TCP (CIN-TCP) transcription factors has been well documented in regulating diverse aspects of plant growth and development including flower asymmetry, plant architecture, leaf morphogenesis, and plant maturation. The molecular activity of the CIN-TCP proteins common to these biological processes has been identified as their ability to suppress cell proliferation. However, reports on their role regulating post-mitotic cell growth have been scanty, partly because of functional redundancy among them. In addition, it is difficult to tease out the effect of gene activity on cell division and expansion since these two processes are linked by compensation, a phenomenon where perturbation in proliferation is compensated by an opposite effect on cell growth to keep the final organ size relatively unaltered. Despite these technical limitations, recent genetic and growth kinematic studies have shown a distinct role of CIN-TCPs in promoting cellular growth in cotyledons and hypocotyls, the embryonic organs that grow solely by cell expansion. In this review, we highlight these recent advances in our understanding of how CIN-TCPs promote cell growth. Copyright © 2022 Rath, Challa, Sarvepalli and Nath.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
UG Programme
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 04:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 05:15
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71624

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