PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Citrullus lanatus
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
Cla000714ERF family protein
Cla001733ERF family protein
Cla002039ERF family protein
Cla002237ERF family protein
Cla002330ERF family protein
Cla002704ERF family protein
Cla002959ERF family protein
Cla003267ERF family protein
Cla003618ERF family protein
Cla003619ERF family protein
Cla003647ERF family protein
Cla003789ERF family protein
Cla004120ERF family protein
Cla004223ERF family protein
Cla004419ERF family protein
Cla004912ERF family protein
Cla004973ERF family protein
Cla005613ERF family protein
Cla005614ERF family protein
Cla005623ERF family protein
Cla005985ERF family protein
Cla006112ERF family protein
Cla006211ERF family protein
Cla006212ERF family protein
Cla006600ERF family protein
Cla006605ERF family protein
Cla006719ERF family protein
Cla007092ERF family protein
Cla007467ERF family protein
Cla007577ERF family protein
Cla007578ERF family protein
Cla007745ERF family protein
Cla007765ERF family protein
Cla008002ERF family protein
Cla008472ERF family protein
Cla009063ERF family protein
Cla009283ERF family protein
Cla009635ERF family protein
Cla009661ERF family protein
Cla009662ERF family protein
Cla010041ERF family protein
Cla010307ERF family protein
Cla010712ERF family protein
Cla010713ERF family protein
Cla010914ERF family protein
Cla010915ERF family protein
Cla010929ERF family protein
Cla011139ERF family protein
Cla011375ERF family protein
Cla011389ERF family protein
Cla011487ERF family protein
Cla011488ERF family protein
Cla011988ERF family protein
Cla012000ERF family protein
Cla012123ERF family protein
Cla012237ERF family protein
Cla012379ERF family protein
Cla012461ERF family protein
Cla012465ERF family protein
Cla012549ERF family protein
Cla012656ERF family protein
Cla012711ERF family protein
Cla012728ERF family protein
Cla012770ERF family protein
Cla013063ERF family protein
Cla013424ERF family protein
Cla013512ERF family protein
Cla013573ERF family protein
Cla013808ERF family protein
Cla013953ERF family protein
Cla013963ERF family protein
Cla014156ERF family protein
Cla014830ERF family protein
Cla014831ERF family protein
Cla014832ERF family protein
Cla014916ERF family protein
Cla015332ERF family protein
Cla015336ERF family protein
Cla015467ERF family protein
Cla015515ERF family protein
Cla016009ERF family protein
Cla016704ERF family protein
Cla016785ERF family protein
Cla017389ERF family protein
Cla017504ERF family protein
Cla017719ERF family protein
Cla017720ERF family protein
Cla018372ERF family protein
Cla018506ERF family protein
Cla019007ERF family protein
Cla019324ERF family protein
Cla019699ERF family protein
Cla019701ERF family protein
Cla020244ERF family protein
Cla020392ERF family protein
Cla020648ERF family protein
Cla020801ERF family protein
Cla020969ERF family protein
Cla021006ERF family protein
Cla021069ERF family protein
Cla021070ERF family protein
Cla021101ERF family protein
Cla021189ERF family protein
Cla021270ERF family protein
Cla021440ERF family protein
Cla021525ERF family protein
Cla021526ERF family protein
Cla021527ERF family protein
Cla021720ERF family protein
Cla021765ERF family protein
Cla021957ERF family protein
Cla022083ERF family protein
Cla022212ERF family protein
Cla022353ERF family protein
Cla022354ERF family protein
Cla022458ERF family protein
Cla022591ERF family protein
Cla022742ERF family protein
Cla023112ERF family protein
Cla023135ERF family protein
Cla023158ERF family protein
Cla023361ERF family protein
ERF 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.

After finding the tobacco ERFs, many proteins in the ERF family were identified and implicated in many diverse functions in cellular processes, such as hormonal signal transduction, response to biotic and abiotic stresses, regulation of metabolism, and in developmental processes in various plant species.

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


The first class are proteins which bind to ethylene response elements (ERE) or GCC boxes (tobacco EREBPs, Arabidopsis AtEBP and AtERF1-5, and tomato Pti4-6) found in the promoters of ethylene-inducible pathogenesis related genes. The GCC box is an 11 bp sequence (TAAGAGCCGCC) with a core GCCGCC sequence that is required for binding.
The second class includes proteins that bind to the C-repeat or dehydration response element (DRE) in the promoters of genes that are turned on in response to low temperatures and/or water deficit (CBF1, CBF2, CBF3/DREB1A and DREB2A). The C-repeat/DREs contain the core sequence CCGAC.

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