PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Vigna radiata
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Vradi06g15010.1WOX family protein
Vradi05g12610.1WOX family protein
Vradi01g02500.1WOX family protein
Vradi11g06340.1WOX family protein
Vradi06g04710.1WOX family protein
Vradi04g02170.1WOX family protein
Vradi10g10410.1WOX family protein
Vradi07g04500.1WOX family protein
Vradi01g05050.1WOX family protein
Vradi03g08710.1WOX family protein
Vradi04g10620.1WOX family protein
Vradi08g22550.1WOX family protein
Vradi05g14520.1WOX family protein
Vradi0111s00200.1WOX family protein
Vradi07g07790.1WOX family protein
Vradi0007s02580.1WOX family protein
Vradi01g08250.1WOX family protein
Vradi02g04970.1WOX 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