PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Cajanus cajan
AP2 Family
Species TF ID Description
C.cajan_03656AP2 family protein
C.cajan_04959AP2 family protein
C.cajan_07042AP2 family protein
C.cajan_08226AP2 family protein
C.cajan_09327AP2 family protein
C.cajan_09794AP2 family protein
C.cajan_10099AP2 family protein
C.cajan_12742AP2 family protein
C.cajan_13611AP2 family protein
C.cajan_17750AP2 family protein
C.cajan_18251AP2 family protein
C.cajan_21449AP2 family protein
C.cajan_24446AP2 family protein
C.cajan_24858AP2 family protein
C.cajan_26002AP2 family protein
C.cajan_26259AP2 family protein
C.cajan_32131AP2 family protein
C.cajan_34779AP2 family protein
C.cajan_36723AP2 family protein
C.cajan_43398AP2 family protein
C.cajan_46614AP2 family protein
C.cajan_12156AP2 family protein
C.cajan_12264AP2 family protein
C.cajan_09461AP2 family protein
C.cajan_23838AP2 family protein
AP2 Family Introduction

The AP2/ERF superfamily is defined by the AP2/ERF domain, which consists of about 60 to 70 amino acids and is involved in DNA binding. These three families have been defined as follows. The AP2 family proteins contain two repeated AP2/ERF domains, the ERF family proteins contain a single AP2/ERF domain, and the RAV family proteins contain a B3 domain, which is a DNA-binding domain conserved in other plant-specific transcription factors, in addition to the single AP2/ERF domain.

It has been demonstrated that the AP2/ERF proteins have important functions in the transcriptional regulation of a variety of biological processes related to growth and development, as well as various responses to environmental stimuli.

Genes in the AP2 family have been shown to participate in the regulation of developmental processes, e.g. flower development, spikelet meristem determinacy, leaf epidermal cell identity, and embryo development.

Toshitsugu Nakano, Kaoru Suzuki, Tatsuhito Fujimura, and Hideaki Shinshi.
Genome-wide analysis of the ERF gene family in Arabidopsis and rice.
Plant Physiol, 2006. 140(2): p. 411-32.
PMID: 16407444

Using an in vitro selection procedure, the DNA binding specificity of the two AP2 repeat containing protein ANT was found to be 5'-gCAC(A/G)N(A/T)TcCC(a/g)ANG(c/t)-3'. This consensus site is much longer than sites recognized by proteins containing a single AP2 repeat and neither AP2 repeat of ANT was alone capable of binding to the selected sequences, suggesting that both AP2 repeats make DNA contacts.

Nole-Wilson S, Krizek BA.
DNA binding properties of the Arabidopsis floral development protein AINTEGUMENTA.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Nov 1;28(21):4076-82. Erratum in: Nucleic Acids Res 2001 Mar 1;29(5):1261.
PMID: 11058102