PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Oryza sativa subsp. japonica
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
LOC_Os01g08710.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g08710.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g09080.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g09100.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g14440.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g18584.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g40260.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g40430.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g43550.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g43550.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g43650.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g43650.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g46800.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g47560.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g51690.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g53040.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g53260.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g54600.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g60490.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g60520.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g60540.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g60600.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g60640.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g61080.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g62510.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g62514.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os01g74140.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g08440.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g08440.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g08440.3WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g08440.4WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g16540.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g26430.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g43560.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g47060.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os02g53100.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g20550.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g20550.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g21710.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g33012.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g45450.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g53050.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g55080.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g55164.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g55164.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g58420.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g58420.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os03g63810.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g04300.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g21950.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g39570.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g39570.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g46060.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g50920.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os04g51560.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g03900.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g03900.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g04640.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g09020.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g09020.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g14370.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g25770.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g27730.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g39720.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g40060.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g40070.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g40080.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g45230.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g46020.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g49100.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g49210.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g49620.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g50610.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g50610.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os05g50700.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os06g05380.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os06g06360.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os06g30860.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os06g44010.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os07g02060.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os07g27670.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os07g39480.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os07g40570.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os07g48260.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g09800.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g09810.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g09840.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g09900.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g13840.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g13840.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g17400.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g29660.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g38990.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g38990.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g38990.3WRKY family protein
LOC_Os08g38990.4WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g09630.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g16510.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g25060.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g25070.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g25070.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g30400.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g30400.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os09g30400.3WRKY family protein
LOC_Os10g18099.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os10g42850.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02470.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02480.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02480.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02520.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02530.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g02540.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g29870.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g45850.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os11g45920.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g01180.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02400.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02420.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02420.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02440.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02440.2WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02440.3WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02440.4WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02450.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g02470.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g32250.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g40570.1WRKY family protein
LOC_Os12g40570.2WRKY family protein
WRKY Family Introduction

WRKY transcription factors are one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants and form integral parts of signalling webs that modulate many plant processes. Here, we review recent significant progress in WRKY transcription factor research. New findings illustrate that WRKY proteins often act as repressors as well as activators, and that members of the family play roles in both the repression and de-repression of important plant processes. Furthermore, it is becoming clear that a single WRKY transcription factor might be involved in regulating several seemingly disparate processes. Mechanisms of signalling and transcriptional regulation are being dissected, uncovering WRKY protein functions via interactions with a diverse array of protein partners, including MAP kinases, MAP kinase kinases, 14-3-3 proteins, calmodulin, histone deacetylases, resistance proteins and other WRKY transcription factors. WRKY genes exhibit extensive autoregulation and cross-regulation that facilitates transcriptional reprogramming in a dynamic web with built-in redundancy.

The defining feature of WRKY transcription factors is their DNA binding domain. This is called the WRKY domain after the almost invariant WRKY amino acid sequence at the N-terminus. In a few WRKY proteins, the WRKY amino acid sequences have been replaced by WRRY, WSKY, WKRY, WVKY or WKKY. The WRKY domain is about 60 residues in length, and as well as containing the WRKY signature it also has an atypical zinc-finger structure at the C-terminus. The zinc-finger structure is either Cx4-5Cx22-23HxH or Cx7Cx23HxC. Initially, in the absence of a complete gene family from any plant species, the WRKY transcription factors were divided into three groups based on the number of WRKY domains (two domains in Group I proteins and one in the others) and the structure of their zinc fingers (C2HC in Group III proteins).

Rushton PJ, Somssich IE, Ringler P, Shen QJ.
WRKY transcription factors.
Trends Plant Sci, 2010. 15(5): p. 247-58.
PMID: 20304701