PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Glycine soja
NF-YA Family
Species TF ID Description
KHN01386.1NF-YA family protein
KHN01803.1NF-YA family protein
KHN06472.1NF-YA family protein
KHN07923.1NF-YA family protein
KHN12271.1NF-YA family protein
KHN14333.1NF-YA family protein
KHN17702.1NF-YA family protein
KHN19456.1NF-YA family protein
KHN22600.1NF-YA family protein
KHN23000.1NF-YA family protein
KHN23811.1NF-YA family protein
KHN28824.1NF-YA family protein
KHN31720.1NF-YA family protein
KHN33279.1NF-YA family protein
KHN37624.1NF-YA family protein
KHN39649.1NF-YA family protein
KHN43604.1NF-YA family protein
KHN43704.1NF-YA family protein
KHN43929.1NF-YA family protein
KHN48069.1NF-YA family protein
KHN48431.1NF-YA family protein
NF-YA Family Introduction

NF-Y transcription factors are likely found in all eukaryotes and have roles in the regulation of diverse genes (McNabb et al., 1995; Edwards et al., 1998; Maity and de Crombrugghe, 1998; Mantovani, 1999). In mammals, where their biochemistry is well described, the NF-Y transcription factor complex is composed of three unique subunits: NF-YA, NF-YB, and NF-YC. Assembly of the NF-Y heterotrimer in mammals follows a strict, stepwise pattern (Sinha et al., 1995, 1996). Initially, a heterodimer is formed in the cytoplasm between the subunits NF-YB and NF-YC. This dimer then translocates to the nucleus, where the third subunit, NF-YA, is recruited to generate the mature, heterotrimeric NF-Y transcription factor (Frontini et al., 2004; Kahle et al., 2005). Mature NF-Y binds promoters with the core pentamer nucleotide sequence CCAAT, and this can result in either positive or negative transcriptional regulation(Peng and Jahroudi, 2002, 2003; Ceribelli et al., 2008).

NF-YA proteins are characterized by the presence of Gln(Q)- and Ser/Thr(S/T)-rich NH2 termini, a subunit interaction domain (NF-YB/NF-YC interaction), and a DNA-binding domain (Olesen and Guarente, 1990; Maity and de Crombrugghe, 1992; Xing et al., 1993, 1994). The protein interaction and DNA binding domains are well conserved between plant and other eukaryote lineages.

Siefers N, Dang KK, Kumimoto RW, Bynum WE 4th, Tayrose G, Holt BF 3rd.
Tissue-specific expression patterns of Arabidopsis NF-Y transcription factors suggest potential for extensive combinatorial complexity.
Plant Physiol, 2009. 149(2): p. 625-41.
PMID: 19019982