Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Biochemical and molecular characterization of plant MYB transcription factor family

Authors

  • Hai Du
    • Maize Research InstituteSichuan Agricultural University
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Li Zhang
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Lei Liu
    • Maize Research InstituteSichuan Agricultural University
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Xiao-Feng Tang
    • Maize Research InstituteSichuan Agricultural University
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Wen-Jie Yang
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Yan-Min Wu
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    • Maize Research InstituteSichuan Agricultural University
    • Biotechnology Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Review

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297909010015

Cite this article as:
Du, H., Zhang, L., Liu, L. et al. Biochemistry Moscow (2009) 74: 1. doi:10.1134/S0006297909010015
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Abstract

MYB genes are widely distributed in higher plants and comprise one of the largest transcription factors, which are characterized by the presence of a highly conserved MYB domain at their N-termini. Over recent decades, biochemical and molecular characterizations of MYB have been extensively studied and reported to be involved in many physiological and biochemical processes. This review describes current knowledge of their structure characteristic, classification, multi-functionality, mechanism of combinational control, evolution, and function redundancy. It shows that the MYB transcription factors play a key role in plant development, such as secondary metabolism, hormone signal transduction, disease resistance, cell shape, organ development, etc. Furthermore, the expression of some members of the MYB family shows tissuespecificity.

Key words

MYB transcription factorsclassificationsecondary metabolismmulti-functionalitysignal transduction

Abbreviations

ABA

abscisic acid

ABRE

ABA responsive element

AMV

avian myeloblastosis virus

ANS

anthocyanidin synthase

CAD

cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase

C4H

cinnamate-4-hydroxylase

CHI

chalcone isomerase

CHS

chalcone synthase

4CL

p-coumaroyl-4-CoA ligase

DFR

dihydroflavonol reductase

GA

gibberellins

HTH

helix-turnhelix

NLS

nuclear localization signal

PAL

phenylalanine ammonium lyase

TF(s)

transcription factor(s)

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