PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Oryza rufipogon
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
ORUFI01G28730.1WOX family protein
ORUFI04G30250.1WOX family protein
ORUFI05G01360.1WOX family protein
ORUFI04G29140.1WOX family protein
ORUFI09G15510.1WOX family protein
ORUFI04G30190.1WOX family protein
ORUFI01G41010.1WOX family protein
ORUFI05G27780.1WOX family protein
ORUFI07G27650.1WOX family protein
ORUFI03G16410.1WOX family protein
ORUFI08G08400.1WOX family protein
ORUFI01G38500.1WOX family protein
ORUFI01G38500.2WOX family protein
ORUFI07G17770.1WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401

The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590