PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Saccharum officinarum
ERF Family
Species TF ID Description
Sof000222ERF family protein
Sof000226ERF family protein
Sof000934ERF family protein
Sof002455ERF family protein
Sof002712ERF family protein
Sof003094ERF family protein
Sof003139ERF family protein
Sof003422ERF family protein
Sof003612ERF family protein
Sof003663ERF family protein
Sof004111ERF family protein
Sof004274ERF family protein
Sof004380ERF family protein
Sof004513ERF family protein
Sof004641ERF family protein
Sof004729ERF family protein
Sof005140ERF family protein
Sof005460ERF family protein
Sof005972ERF family protein
Sof007103ERF family protein
Sof007169ERF family protein
Sof007178ERF family protein
Sof007603ERF family protein
Sof007610ERF family protein
Sof008231ERF family protein
Sof008793ERF family protein
Sof008909ERF family protein
Sof008966ERF family protein
Sof009966ERF family protein
Sof010123ERF family protein
Sof010160ERF family protein
Sof010741ERF family protein
Sof010752ERF family protein
Sof010993ERF family protein
Sof011292ERF family protein
Sof011950ERF family protein
Sof012951ERF family protein
Sof013137ERF family protein
Sof013168ERF family protein
Sof013383ERF family protein
Sof013435ERF family protein
Sof013474ERF family protein
Sof013964ERF family protein
Sof014215ERF family protein
Sof014240ERF family protein
Sof014663ERF family protein
Sof015043ERF family protein
Sof015236ERF family protein
Sof015321ERF family protein
Sof015372ERF family protein
Sof015481ERF family protein
Sof015520ERF family protein
Sof015930ERF family protein
Sof016385ERF family protein
Sof016625ERF family protein
Sof016767ERF family protein
Sof017180ERF family protein
Sof017445ERF family protein
Sof017749ERF family protein
Sof017836ERF family protein
Sof017930ERF family protein
Sof018748ERF family protein
Sof018779ERF family protein
Sof018787ERF family protein
Sof018935ERF family protein
Sof019076ERF family protein
Sof019213ERF family protein
Sof019849ERF family protein
Sof019882ERF family protein
Sof020406ERF family protein
Sof020417ERF family protein
Sof020647ERF family protein
Sof021196ERF 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