About this Research Topic
Transcription cofactors play a critical role in the regulation of transcription. They can change the epigenetic modifications and so affect the overall chromatin structure. Transcription cofactors can also participate in splicing, gene looping, and phase separation to ultimately fine-tune the process of transcription. This is an emerging area where plant scientists are now delineating the role of transcription cofactors in different processes like cell differentiation, organogenesis, and overall plant growth and development. Shape and architecture of plant organs have been linked to a few cofactors. They have been also implicated in modulating the effect of different environmental factors. There are indications that different signaling cascades converge on one or more cofactors and thus affect the pattern of gene expression.
We are looking for original research employing molecular, biophysical, structural, cellular, genetic, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics approaches to understand the function of transcription cofactors in plants. We will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics.
• Physiological relevance of cofactor functioning in plants
• Mechanistic details of functioning of cofactors in plants
• Structural insight of functioning of cofactors in plants
• Signaling pathways requiring cofactors in plants
• Crosstalk between different hormones facilitated by cofactors
• Transcription cofactors in biotic stress responses
• Transcription cofactors in abiotic stress responses
• Evolution of transcription cofactors
Reviews, mini reviews, and perspectives are also welcome.
Keywords: Transcription cofactors, development, organ development, abiotic stress
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