PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Ocimum tenuiflorum
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
Ote100006840031WRKY family protein
Ote100015150061WRKY family protein
Ote100016140021WRKY family protein
Ote100022490051WRKY family protein
Ote100023100011WRKY family protein
Ote100023350051WRKY family protein
Ote100025190021WRKY family protein
Ote100025190022WRKY family protein
Ote100026930081WRKY family protein
Ote100028510051WRKY family protein
Ote100031790061WRKY family protein
Ote100032390011WRKY family protein
Ote100032450101WRKY family protein
Ote100034300051WRKY family protein
Ote100034430051WRKY family protein
Ote100035860021WRKY family protein
Ote100046530161WRKY family protein
Ote100047690051WRKY family protein
Ote100047990051WRKY family protein
Ote100052260051WRKY family protein
Ote100055280121WRKY family protein
Ote100063560011WRKY family protein
Ote100070640061WRKY family protein
Ote100070990011WRKY family protein
Ote100088610001WRKY family protein
Ote100088700021WRKY family protein
Ote100095590041WRKY family protein
Ote100099030081WRKY family protein
Ote100105680071WRKY family protein
Ote100109180101WRKY family protein
Ote100111500001WRKY family protein
Ote100111500031WRKY family protein
Ote100122700041WRKY family protein
Ote100124980041WRKY family protein
Ote100127060051WRKY family protein
Ote100139820011WRKY family protein
Ote100143310001WRKY family protein
Ote100143420031WRKY family protein
Ote100144300031WRKY family protein
Ote100150630021WRKY family protein
Ote100150630022WRKY family protein
Ote100150970181WRKY family protein
Ote100153490081WRKY family protein
Ote100153590071WRKY family protein
Ote100153590101WRKY family protein
Ote100155150051WRKY family protein
Ote100155150071WRKY family protein
Ote100157150111WRKY family protein
Ote100159450141WRKY family protein
Ote100161560071WRKY family protein
Ote100162910091WRKY family protein
Ote100165010051WRKY family protein
Ote100166030101WRKY family protein
Ote100167440021WRKY family protein
Ote100168810101WRKY family protein
Ote100171020011WRKY family protein
Ote100174440031WRKY family protein
Ote100175090081WRKY family protein
Ote100175090082WRKY family protein
Ote100184910081WRKY family protein
Ote100184980051WRKY family protein
Ote100185220031WRKY family protein
Ote100185850231WRKY family protein
Ote100189600151WRKY family protein
Ote100191440071WRKY family protein
Ote100191620051WRKY family protein
Ote100195310031WRKY family protein
Ote100207310041WRKY family protein
Ote100214250031WRKY family protein
Ote100219740031WRKY family protein
Ote100220030101WRKY family protein
Ote100221240021WRKY family protein
Ote100222560021WRKY family protein
Ote100223140071WRKY family protein
Ote100223980121WRKY family protein
Ote100223980122WRKY family protein
Ote100226440061WRKY family protein
Ote100228150091WRKY family protein
Ote100229640091WRKY family protein
Ote100232550021WRKY family protein
Ote100233750021WRKY family protein
Ote100235590061WRKY family protein
Ote100243970011WRKY family protein
Ote100244960001WRKY family protein
Ote100244960021WRKY family protein
Ote100247360041WRKY family protein
Ote100248070071WRKY family protein
Ote100249860071WRKY family protein
Ote100251420021WRKY family protein
Ote100261460001WRKY family protein
Ote100263640051WRKY family protein
Ote100263640091WRKY family protein
Ote100264880021WRKY family protein
Ote100265940011WRKY family protein
Ote100268210011WRKY family protein
Ote100268210031WRKY family protein
Ote100268210032WRKY family protein
Ote100272260041WRKY family protein
Ote100272260051WRKY family protein
Ote100277980041WRKY family protein
Ote237328500021WRKY family protein
Ote237518130011WRKY 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