Gene Symbol: PIL2
Description: phytochrome interacting factor 3-like 2
Alias: PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR 6, PIF6, phytochrome interacting factor 3-like 2, phytochrome interacting factor 3-like 2
Species: thale cress
Products:     PIL2

Top Publications

  1. Qiu Y, Li M, Pasoreck E, Long L, Shi Y, Galvão R, et al. HEMERA Couples the Proteolysis and Transcriptional Activity of PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORs in Arabidopsis Photomorphogenesis. Plant Cell. 2015;27:1409-27 pubmed publisher
  2. Toettcher J, Gong D, Lim W, Weiner O. Light control of plasma membrane recruitment using the Phy-PIF system. Methods Enzymol. 2011;497:409-23 pubmed publisher
  3. Bu Q, Castillon A, Chen F, Zhu L, Huq E. Dimerization and blue light regulation of PIF1 interacting bHLH proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol. 2011;77:501-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these data suggest a combinatorial control of photomorphogenesis by bHLH proteins in response to light in Arabidopsis. ..
  4. Rühl C, Stauffer E, Kahles A, Wagner G, Drechsel G, Rätsch G, et al. Polypyrimidine tract binding protein homologs from Arabidopsis are key regulators of alternative splicing with implications in fundamental developmental processes. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4360-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, AS patterns as well as the expression of key flowering regulators were massively changed in a PTB1/2 level-dependent manner. ..
  5. Yamashino T, Matsushika A, Fujimori T, Sato S, Kato T, Tabata S, et al. A Link between circadian-controlled bHLH factors and the APRR1/TOC1 quintet in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 2003;44:619-29 pubmed
    ..The results of extensive analyses of such bHLH factors (namely, HFR1, PIL2, PIF4, PIL5 and PIL6) in wild-type and APRR1-overexressing (APRR1-ox) transgenic lines provided us with several new ..
  6. Franklin K, Whitelam G. Light-quality regulation of freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Genet. 2007;39:1410-3 pubmed
  7. Penfield S, Josse E, Halliday K. A role for an alternative splice variant of PIF6 in the control of Arabidopsis primary seed dormancy. Plant Mol Biol. 2010;73:89-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that PIF6 is expressed strongly during seed development, and that two splice variants exist, one full length (the alpha form),..
  8. Sairanen I, Novak O, Pencík A, Ikeda Y, Jones B, Sandberg G, et al. Soluble carbohydrates regulate auxin biosynthesis via PIF proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4907-16 pubmed publisher
    ..Linking these three known regulators of growth provides a model for the dynamic coordination of responses to a changing environment. ..
  9. Dong J, Tang D, Gao Z, Yu R, Li K, He H, et al. Arabidopsis DE-ETIOLATED1 represses photomorphogenesis by positively regulating phytochrome-interacting factors in the dark. Plant Cell. 2014;26:3630-45 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Heim M, Jakoby M, Werber M, Martin C, Weisshaar B, Bailey P. The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor family in plants: a genome-wide study of protein structure and functional diversity. Mol Biol Evol. 2003;20:735-47 pubmed
    ..Based on the current characterization of a limited number of plant bHLH proteins, we predict that this family of TFs has a range of different roles in plant cell and tissue development as well as plant metabolism. ..
  2. Gallego Bartolome J, Minguet E, Marín J, Prat S, Blázquez M, Alabadi D. Transcriptional diversification and functional conservation between DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis. Mol Biol Evol. 2010;27:1247-56 pubmed publisher