PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Brassica napus
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
GSBRNA2T00050347001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00138854001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00101676001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00127836001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00077375001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00095020001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00071811001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00032967001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00055520001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00153885001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00123985001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00004515001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00045018001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00065437001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00016778001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00111029001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00008818001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00042123001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00000320001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00088229001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00106965001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00072408001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00136241001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00078643001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00091693001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00146800001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00119696001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00132303001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00095278001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00084244001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00136609001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00055136001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00004123001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00030069001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00097213001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00015364001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00044464001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00065904001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00094778001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00052050001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00114830001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00121409001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00130935001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00100083001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00050606001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00155138001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00071475001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00043201001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00050975001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00073314001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00027279001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00112333001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00010982001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00114682001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00053259001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00133271001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00052688001WOX family protein
GSBRNA2T00115106001WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401


The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590