PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Coccomyxa subellipsoidea C-169
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_130010GATA family protein
estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_50154GATA family protein
estExt_fgenesh1_pm.C_110118GATA family protein
estExt_Genemark1.C_10266GATA family protein
estExt_Genemark1.C_140059GATA family protein
estExt_Genemark1.C_30205GATA family protein
GATA Family Introduction

GATA factors were first identified as proteins that interact with conserved WGATAR (W = T or A; R = G or A) motifs involved in erythroid-specific gene expressionin vertebrates.

GATA factors are characterised by the presence of conserved, type-IV zinc-finger motifs Animal factors typically contain two C-x2-Cx17-C-x2-C zinc-finger domains. The majority of known fungal GATA factors contain a single C-x2-C-x17-C-x2-C finger with greatest similarity to the carboxyl (C) terminal finger of animal GATA factors.Several examples of fungal GATA factors containing a variant C-x2-C-x18-C-x2-C DNA-binding domain are also known.

Examples of both C-x2-C-x17-Cx2-C (Type IVa) and C-x2-C-x18-C-x2-C (Type IVb) GATA factors are found within fungi; animals onlycontain the former configuration, and plants only the latter. Plant GATA factors typically contain a single zinc finger. The Arabidopsis type-IV zinc-finger proteins may represent the previously defined family of nuclear GATA-binding proteins implicated in light-responsive transcription.

Teakle GR, Manfield IW, Graham JF, Gilmartin PM.
Arabidopsis thaliana GATA factors: organisation, expression and DNA-binding characteristics.
Plant Mol Biol. 2002 Sep;50(1):43-57.
PMID: 12139008