PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Eragrostis tef
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
462861075GATA family protein
462880529GATA family protein
462884437GATA family protein
462894455GATA family protein
462895064GATA family protein
462899018GATA family protein
462900609GATA family protein
462909531GATA family protein
462910903GATA family protein
462911167GATA family protein
462915870GATA family protein
462922341GATA family protein
462922344GATA family protein
462927065GATA family protein
462928763GATA family protein
462933062GATA family protein
462936353GATA family protein
462936362GATA family protein
462951411GATA family protein
462953442GATA family protein
462958519GATA family protein
462966309GATA family protein
462967448GATA 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