Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Phoenix dactylifera
ARF Family
Species TF ID Description
PDK_30s1017251g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s1055981g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s1065691g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s1070441g009ARF family protein
PDK_30s1160841g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s1201231g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s671281g003ARF family protein
PDK_30s718951g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s720451g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s764621g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s765911g009ARF family protein
PDK_30s766981g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s770951g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s799101g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s821471g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s838891g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s840681g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s841991g001ARF family protein
PDK_30s858871g002ARF family protein
PDK_30s863331g003ARF family protein
PDK_30s868201g004ARF family protein
PDK_30s876481g003ARF 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