Dev Growth Differ 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, 153-8902, Japan.
In Arabidopsis thaliana, the epidermis is the outermost cell layer composed of many specialized types of epidermal cells, such as pavement cells, trichomes, and guard cells. The homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-ZIP) class Ⅳ transcription factors (TFs), which are unique to the plant kingdom, have been recognized as key regulators of epidermis development. Unlike animal HD proteins, which can bind to DNA as monomers, plant HD-ZIP class Ⅳ TFs bind to DNA as dimers, although little is known about the regulation of their dimerization process. Read More