Gene Symbol: BEL1
Description: POX (plant homeobox) family protein
Alias: BELL 1, MYC6.12, MYC6_12, POX (plant homeobox) family protein
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. Bencivenga S, Simonini S, Benkova E, Colombo L. The transcription factors BEL1 and SPL are required for cytokinin and auxin signaling during ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2012;24:2886-97 pubmed publisher
    ..auxin distribution and patterning of the ovule; this process required the homeodomain transcription factor BELL1 (BEL1). Thus, this article shows that cytokinin regulates ovule development through the regulation of PIN1...
  2. Yamada T, Sasaki Y, Hashimoto K, Nakajima K, Gasser C. CORONA, PHABULOSA and PHAVOLUTA collaborate with BELL1 to confine WUSCHEL expression to the nucellus in Arabidopsis ovules. Development. 2016;143:422-6 pubmed publisher
    ..bell1 (bel1) mutants produce aberrant structures in place of the integuments and WUS is ectopically expressed in these ..
  3. Brambilla V, Battaglia R, Colombo M, Masiero S, Bencivenga S, Kater M, et al. Genetic and molecular interactions between BELL1 and MADS box factors support ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2007;19:2544-56 pubmed
    ..ovule primordia is specified by particular ovule identity factors, such as the homeodomain factor BELL1 (BEL1) and MADS box family members SEEDSTICK (STK), SHATTERPROOF1 (SHP1), SHP2, and AGAMOUS...
  4. Kumar R, Kushalappa K, Godt D, Pidkowich M, Pastorelli S, Hepworth S, et al. The Arabidopsis BEL1-LIKE HOMEODOMAIN proteins SAW1 and SAW2 act redundantly to regulate KNOX expression spatially in leaf margins. Plant Cell. 2007;19:2719-35 pubmed
    In Arabidopsis thaliana, the BEL1-like TALE homeodomain protein family consists of 13 members that form heterodimeric complexes with the Class 1 KNOX TALE homeodomain proteins, including SHOOTMERISTEMLESS (STM) and BREVIPEDICELLUS (BP)...
  5. Reiser L, Modrusan Z, Margossian L, Samach A, Ohad N, Haughn G, et al. The BELL1 gene encodes a homeodomain protein involved in pattern formation in the Arabidopsis ovule primordium. Cell. 1995;83:735-42 pubmed
    ..Integuments arise from the central pattern element. Analysis of Bell 1 (Bel 1) mutant ovules indicated that BEL1 was required for integument development...
  6. Bellaoui M, Pidkowich M, Samach A, Kushalappa K, Kohalmi S, Modrusan Z, et al. The Arabidopsis BELL1 and KNOX TALE homeodomain proteins interact through a domain conserved between plants and animals. Plant Cell. 2001;13:2455-70 pubmed
    ..We have used the yeast two-hybrid system to demonstrate that the Arabidopsis BELL1 (BEL1) homeodomain protein can selectively heterodimerize with specific KNAT homeodomain proteins...