PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
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Vigna angularis
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Vang01g00220.1WOX family protein
Vang01g18880.1WOX family protein
Vang10g00300.1WOX family protein
Vang01g04750.1WOX family protein
Vang0026ss00340.1WOX family protein
Vang0021ss01400.1WOX family protein
Vang0063ss00950.1WOX family protein
Vang04g15420.1WOX family protein
Vang02g04450.1WOX family protein
Vang1896s00010.1WOX family protein
Vang02g12720.1WOX family protein
Vang04g01660.1WOX family protein
Vang06g03430.1WOX family protein
Vang05g03540.1WOX family protein
Vang05g01260.1WOX family protein
Vang03g06500.1WOX family protein
Vang0063ss00440.1WOX family protein
Vang0022ss03740.1WOX family protein
Vang0041s00390.1WOX family protein
Vang0349s00180.1WOX family protein
Vang2002s00010.1WOX family protein
Vang0041ss00220.1WOX family protein
Vang0216s00440.1WOX family protein
Vang0010ss01670.1WOX family protein
Vang04g07890.1WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401


The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590