Gene Symbol: RGE1
Description: basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) DNA-binding superfamily protein
Alias: F14J22.2, F14J22_2, RETARDED GROWTH OF EMBRYO 1, ZHOUPI, ZOU, basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) DNA-binding superfamily protein
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. Xing Q, Creff A, Waters A, Tanaka H, Goodrich J, Ingram G. ZHOUPI controls embryonic cuticle formation via a signalling pathway involving the subtilisin protease ABNORMAL LEAF-SHAPE1 and the receptor kinases GASSHO1 and GASSHO2. Development. 2013;140:770-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The endosperm-specific transcription factor ZHOUPI has previously been shown to play a key role in this process, by regulating both endosperm breakdown and the ..
  2. Waters A, Creff A, Goodrich J, Ingram G. "What we've got here is failure to communicate": zou mutants and endosperm cell death in seed development. Plant Signal Behav. 2013;8:e24368 pubmed publisher
    b>ZHOUPI, a unique and highly conserved bHLH transcription factor, controls both endosperm breakdown and embryonic surface formation during Arabidopsis seed development...
  3. Du Q, Wang H. Retarded Embryo Development 1 (RED1) regulates embryo development, seed maturation and plant growth in Arabidopsis. J Genet Genomics. 2016;43:439-49 pubmed publisher
    ..The RED1 gene encodes a plant specific novel protein that is localized in the nucleus. These results indicate that RED1 plays important roles in embryo development, seed maturation and plant growth. ..
  4. Moussu S, Doll N, Chamot S, Brocard L, Creff A, Fourquin C, et al. ZHOUPI and KERBEROS Mediate Embryo/Endosperm Separation by Promoting the Formation of an Extracuticular Sheath at the Embryo Surface. Plant Cell. 2017;29:1642-1656 pubmed publisher
    ..Sheath production is dependent upon the activity of ZHOUPI, an endosperm-specific transcription factor necessary for endosperm degradation, embryo growth, embryo-endosperm ..
  5. Kondou Y, Nakazawa M, Kawashima M, Ichikawa T, Yoshizumi T, Suzuki K, et al. RETARDED GROWTH OF EMBRYO1, a new basic helix-loop-helix protein, expresses in endosperm to control embryo growth. Plant Physiol. 2008;147:1924-35 pubmed publisher
    ..The loss-of-function mutation of the RETARDED GROWTH OF EMBRYO1 (RGE1) gene caused small and shriveled seeds...
  6. Denay G, Creff A, Moussu S, Wagnon P, Thévenin J, Gérentes M, et al. Endosperm breakdown in Arabidopsis requires heterodimers of the basic helix-loop-helix proteins ZHOUPI and INDUCER OF CBP EXPRESSION 1. Development. 2014;141:1222-7 pubmed publisher
    In Arabidopsis seeds, embryo growth is coordinated with endosperm breakdown. Mutants in the endosperm-specific gene ZHOUPI (ZOU), which encodes a unique basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor, have an abnormal endosperm that ..
  7. Yang S, Johnston N, Talideh E, Mitchell S, Jeffree C, Goodrich J, et al. The endosperm-specific ZHOUPI gene of Arabidopsis thaliana regulates endosperm breakdown and embryonic epidermal development. Development. 2008;135:3501-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We have identified a novel bHLH transcription factor, ZHOUPI (ZOU), which mediates these processes. ZOU is expressed exclusively in the endosperm of developing seeds...
  8. Zhang Y, Li X, Goodrich J, Wu C, Wei H, Yang S, et al. Reduced function of the RNA-binding protein FPA rescues a T-DNA insertion mutant in the Arabidopsis ZHOUPI gene by promoting transcriptional read-through. Plant Mol Biol. 2016;91:549-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we characterized a novel process suppressing a T-DNA mutation. The spz2 (suppressor of zou 2) mutant was isolated as a suppressor of the phenotype of the zou-4 mutant caused by a T-DNA insertion in the ..