PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Ricinus communis
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
27494.m000044GATA family protein
27538.m000326GATA family protein
27940.m000323GATA family protein
28035.m000366GATA family protein
29596.m000719GATA family protein
29596.m000720GATA family protein
29634.m002055GATA family protein
29634.m002146GATA family protein
29794.m003323GATA family protein
29838.m001723GATA family protein
29838.m001724GATA family protein
29889.m003248GATA family protein
29904.m003012GATA family protein
29912.m005322GATA family protein
30076.m004701GATA family protein
30128.m008883GATA family protein
30131.m007120GATA family protein
30146.m003524GATA family protein
30174.m008809GATA family protein
GATA Family Introduction

GATA factors were first identified as proteins that interact with conserved WGATAR (W = T or A; R = G or A) motifs involved in erythroid-specific gene expressionin vertebrates.

GATA factors are characterised by the presence of conserved, type-IV zinc-finger motifs Animal factors typically contain two C-x2-Cx17-C-x2-C zinc-finger domains. The majority of known fungal GATA factors contain a single C-x2-C-x17-C-x2-C finger with greatest similarity to the carboxyl (C) terminal finger of animal GATA factors.Several examples of fungal GATA factors containing a variant C-x2-C-x18-C-x2-C DNA-binding domain are also known.

Examples of both C-x2-C-x17-Cx2-C (Type IVa) and C-x2-C-x18-C-x2-C (Type IVb) GATA factors are found within fungi; animals onlycontain the former configuration, and plants only the latter. Plant GATA factors typically contain a single zinc finger. The Arabidopsis type-IV zinc-finger proteins may represent the previously defined family of nuclear GATA-binding proteins implicated in light-responsive transcription.

Teakle GR, Manfield IW, Graham JF, Gilmartin PM.
Arabidopsis thaliana GATA factors: organisation, expression and DNA-binding characteristics.
Plant Mol Biol. 2002 Sep;50(1):43-57.
PMID: 12139008