PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Prunus mume
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
NP_001280599.1ERF family protein
NP_001287933.1ERF family protein
NP_001287934.1ERF family protein
XP_008218311.1ERF family protein
XP_008218369.1ERF family protein
XP_008219092.1ERF family protein
XP_008219098.1ERF family protein
XP_008219101.1ERF family protein
XP_008219492.1ERF family protein
XP_008219663.1ERF family protein
XP_008219757.1ERF family protein
XP_008220077.1ERF family protein
XP_008220086.2ERF family protein
XP_008220701.1ERF family protein
XP_008221333.1ERF family protein
XP_008221743.1ERF family protein
XP_008221991.1ERF family protein
XP_008222249.1ERF family protein
XP_008222331.1ERF family protein
XP_008223158.1ERF family protein
XP_008223250.2ERF family protein
XP_008223787.1ERF family protein
XP_008224366.2ERF family protein
XP_008224367.1ERF family protein
XP_008224368.1ERF family protein
XP_008224508.1ERF family protein
XP_008224610.1ERF family protein
XP_008225132.1ERF family protein
XP_008225134.1ERF family protein
XP_008225440.1ERF family protein
XP_008225442.1ERF family protein
XP_008226493.1ERF family protein
XP_008226996.1ERF family protein
XP_008228057.1ERF family protein
XP_008228117.1ERF family protein
XP_008228463.1ERF family protein
XP_008228768.1ERF family protein
XP_008229812.1ERF family protein
XP_008230119.1ERF family protein
XP_008230991.1ERF family protein
XP_008232393.1ERF family protein
XP_008232470.1ERF family protein
XP_008232471.1ERF family protein
XP_008232472.1ERF family protein
XP_008232503.1ERF family protein
XP_008232505.1ERF family protein
XP_008233130.1ERF family protein
XP_008233221.1ERF family protein
XP_008233783.1ERF family protein
XP_008233818.1ERF family protein
XP_008234297.1ERF family protein
XP_008234444.1ERF family protein
XP_008234445.1ERF family protein
XP_008234446.1ERF family protein
XP_008234474.1ERF family protein
XP_008234629.1ERF family protein
XP_008234789.1ERF family protein
XP_008235129.1ERF family protein
XP_008235314.1ERF family protein
XP_008235440.1ERF family protein
XP_008235690.1ERF family protein
XP_008235691.1ERF family protein
XP_008235692.1ERF family protein
XP_008236506.1ERF family protein
XP_008237504.2ERF family protein
XP_008238414.1ERF family protein
XP_008238439.1ERF family protein
XP_008238480.1ERF family protein
XP_008238782.1ERF family protein
XP_008238784.1ERF family protein
XP_008238788.1ERF family protein
XP_008238800.2ERF family protein
XP_008238801.2ERF family protein
XP_008238802.2ERF family protein
XP_008239044.1ERF family protein
XP_008239077.1ERF family protein
XP_008239644.1ERF family protein
XP_008240070.1ERF family protein
XP_008240277.1ERF family protein
XP_008240463.1ERF family protein
XP_008240865.1ERF family protein
XP_008241428.1ERF family protein
XP_008241430.1ERF family protein
XP_008241498.1ERF family protein
XP_008242271.1ERF family protein
XP_008242523.1ERF family protein
XP_008242774.1ERF family protein
XP_008243412.2ERF family protein
XP_008243869.1ERF family protein
XP_008244068.1ERF family protein
XP_008244505.1ERF family protein
XP_008244623.1ERF family protein
XP_008246095.1ERF family protein
XP_016646985.1ERF family protein
XP_016647323.1ERF family protein
XP_016649210.1ERF family protein
XP_016650838.1ERF family protein
XP_016651085.1ERF family protein
XP_016652354.1ERF family protein
XP_016652381.1ERF family protein
ERF Family Introduction

The AP2/ERF superfamily is defined by the AP2/ERF domain, which consists of about 60 to 70 amino acids and is involved in DNA binding. These three families have been defined as follows. The AP2 family proteins contain two repeated AP2/ERF domains, the ERF family proteins contain a single AP2/ERF domain, and the RAV family proteins contain a B3 domain, which is a DNA-binding domain conserved in other plant-specific transcription factors, in addition to the single AP2/ERF domain.

It has been demonstrated that the AP2/ERF proteins have important functions in the transcriptional regulation of a variety of biological processes related to growth and development, as well as various responses to environmental stimuli.

After finding the tobacco ERFs, many proteins in the ERF family were identified and implicated in many diverse functions in cellular processes, such as hormonal signal transduction, response to biotic and abiotic stresses, regulation of metabolism, and in developmental processes in various plant species.

Toshitsugu Nakano, Kaoru Suzuki, Tatsuhito Fujimura, and Hideaki Shinshi.
Genome-wide analysis of the ERF gene family in Arabidopsis and rice.
Plant Physiol, 2006. 140(2): p. 411-32.
PMID: 16407444


The first class are proteins which bind to ethylene response elements (ERE) or GCC boxes (tobacco EREBPs, Arabidopsis AtEBP and AtERF1-5, and tomato Pti4-6) found in the promoters of ethylene-inducible pathogenesis related genes. The GCC box is an 11 bp sequence (TAAGAGCCGCC) with a core GCCGCC sequence that is required for binding.
The second class includes proteins that bind to the C-repeat or dehydration response element (DRE) in the promoters of genes that are turned on in response to low temperatures and/or water deficit (CBF1, CBF2, CBF3/DREB1A and DREB2A). The C-repeat/DREs contain the core sequence CCGAC.

Nole-Wilson S, Krizek BA.
DNA binding properties of the Arabidopsis floral development protein AINTEGUMENTA.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Nov 1;28(21):4076-82. Erratum in: Nucleic Acids Res 2001 Mar 1;29(5):1261.
PMID: 11058102