J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2014, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (12): 1112-1117.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12221

• Minireview • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Involvement of C2H2 zinc finger proteins in the regulation of epidermal cell fate determination in Arabidopsis

An Yan1†, Minjie Wu1†, Yongqin Zhao1, Aidong Zhang1, Bohan Liu1, John Schiefelbein2 and Yinbo Gan1*   

  1. 1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    2Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Received:2013-04-03 Accepted:2014-05-21 Published:2014-05-23
  • About author:These authors contributed equally to this work.
    *Correspondence: E-mail: ygan@zju.edu.cn

Abstract:

Cell fate determination is a basic developmental process during the growth of multicellular organisms. Trichomes and root hairs of Arabidopsis are both readily accessible structures originating from the epidermal cells of the aerial tissues and roots respectively, and they serve as excellent models for understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling cell fate determination and cell morphogenesis. The regulation of trichome and root hair formation is a complex program that consists of the integration of hormonal signals with a large number of transcriptional factors, including MYB and bHLH transcriptional factors. Studies during recent years have uncovered an important role of C2H2 type zinc finger proteins in the regulation of epidermal cell fate determination. Here in this minireview we briefly summarize the involvement of C2H2 zinc finger proteins in the control of trichome and root hair formation in Arabidopsis.

 

Yan A, Wu M, Zhao Y, Zhang A, Liu B, Schiefelbein J, Gan Y (2014) Involvement of C2H2 zinc finger proteins in the regulation of epidermal cell fate determination in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol 56: 1112–1117. doi: 10.1111/jipb.12221

Key words: C2H2, cell fate determination, root hair, trichome, zinc finger protein

Editorial Office, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Institute of Botany, CAS
No. 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China
Tel: +86 10 6283 6133 Fax: +86 10 8259 2636 E-mail: jipb@ibcas.ac.cn
Copyright © 2021 by the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Online ISSN: 1744-7909 Print ISSN: 1672-9072 CN: 11-5067/Q
备案号:京ICP备16067583号-22