PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Nicotiana benthamiana
ARF Family
Species TF ID Description
Niben101Scf00132g02003.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf00152g20002.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf00406g00001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf00885g20004.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf00981g04003.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf01393g01001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf01677g02003.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf01759g07006.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf02131g00001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf02299g01001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf02428g01029.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf02669g00003.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf02744g00012.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf03169g06001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf03206g01008.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf03540g00021.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf04907g00001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf05444g04004.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf05633g00012.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf05912g01012.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf06123g07001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf06504g01027.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf07027g00009.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf07465g02002.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf07640g01014.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf07851g03001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf08651g04004.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf09962g01006.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf11552g00015.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf13411g01001.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf13690g01010.1ARF family protein
Niben101Scf15836g00006.1ARF family protein
ARF Family Introduction

Auxin response factors (ARF) are transcription factors that regulate the expression of auxin response genes. ARFs bind with specificity to TGTCTC auxin response elements (AuxRE) in promoters of these genes and function in combination with Aux/IAA (auxin/indole acetic acid) repressors, which dimerize with ARF activators in an auxin-regulated manner.

Most ARFs consist of an amino-terminal DNA-binding domain (DBD), a middle region that functions as an activation domain (AD) or repression domain (RD), and a carboxy-terminal dimerization domain (CTD). The ARF DBD is classified as a plant-specific B3-type, but requires additional amino-terminal and carboxy-terminal amino acids for efficient in vitro binding to TGTCTC AuxREs.

The ARF ADs and RDs are located just carboxy-terminal to the DBDs and contain biased amino acid sequences. ARF ADs are enriched in glutamine along with serine and leucine residues, while ARF RDs are enriched in serine, proline, leucine and glycine residues.

Guilfoyle TJ, Hagen G.
Auxin response factors.
Curr Opin Plant Biol, 2007. 10(5): p. 453-60.
PMID: 17900969