Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Lactuca sativa
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
Lsa001100GATA family protein
Lsa002169GATA family protein
Lsa002196GATA family protein
Lsa002621GATA family protein
Lsa003298GATA family protein
Lsa003402GATA family protein
Lsa005467GATA family protein
Lsa005967GATA family protein
Lsa006789GATA family protein
Lsa007149GATA family protein
Lsa008366GATA family protein
Lsa011845GATA family protein
Lsa011874GATA family protein
Lsa014018GATA family protein
Lsa016250GATA family protein
Lsa016716GATA family protein
Lsa017701GATA family protein
Lsa017793GATA family protein
Lsa019275GATA family protein
Lsa000226GATA family protein
Lsa008187GATA family protein
Lsa015262GATA 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