PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
v4.0
Previous version: v1.0, v2.0, v3.0
Zea mays
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
AC165171.2_FGP002WRKY family protein
AC193630.3_FGP003WRKY family protein
AC194362.3_FGP003WRKY family protein
AC198725.4_FGP009WRKY family protein
AC205562.3_FGP002WRKY family protein
AC208110.2_FGP001WRKY family protein
AC209050.3_FGP003WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G003551_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G004060_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G005207_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G006497_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G008029_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G012724_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G012724_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G012724_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G012724_P04WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G013391_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G015433_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G018487_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G018487_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G018721_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G020254_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G020254_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G020254_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G024898_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G025895_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G027972_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G029282_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G029292_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G029292_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G030272_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G031963_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G034421_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G036703_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G038158_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G040298_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G048450_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G052671_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G052671_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G054125_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G057011_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G057116_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G057116_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G059562_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G060918_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G061408_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G063216_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G063216_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G063880_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G065290_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G070211_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G071907_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G071907_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G073272_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G076657_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G076657_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G083350_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G083717_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G090594_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G091331_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G091331_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G092694_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G099593_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G101405_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G102583_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G105140_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G106560_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G106560_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G111354_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G111711_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G120320_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G123387_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G123387_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G125653_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G125653_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G127064_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G130374_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G130854_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G137802_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G138683_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G139815_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G141299_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G141299_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G141299_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G143204_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G143204_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G143204_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G143765_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G145554_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G147880_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G148087_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G148561_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G149219_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G149683_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G151407_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G151407_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G151444_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G151763_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G156529_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G158328_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G161411_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163054_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163054_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163054_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163054_P04WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163418_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G163418_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G164082_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G169149_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G169564_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G169966_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G171428_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G171428_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G173680_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G173680_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G176489_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G304573_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G324999_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G327349_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G354384_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G366795_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G366795_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G377217_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G377217_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G381378_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G382350_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G383594_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G398506_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G398506_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G400559_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G401521_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G401521_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G408462_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G411766_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G414315_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G425430_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G432583_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G441031_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G448605_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G449681_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G449681_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G449681_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G451035_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G453571_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G461648_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G468056_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G475984_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G501775_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G516301_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM2G549512_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G812272_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G812272_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G816457_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G816457_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G823157_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G863420_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G871347_P01WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G871347_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G871347_P03WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G880069_P02WRKY family protein
GRMZM5G880069_P03WRKY family protein
WRKY Family Introduction

WRKY transcription factors are one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants and form integral parts of signalling webs that modulate many plant processes. Here, we review recent significant progress in WRKY transcription factor research. New findings illustrate that WRKY proteins often act as repressors as well as activators, and that members of the family play roles in both the repression and de-repression of important plant processes. Furthermore, it is becoming clear that a single WRKY transcription factor might be involved in regulating several seemingly disparate processes. Mechanisms of signalling and transcriptional regulation are being dissected, uncovering WRKY protein functions via interactions with a diverse array of protein partners, including MAP kinases, MAP kinase kinases, 14-3-3 proteins, calmodulin, histone deacetylases, resistance proteins and other WRKY transcription factors. WRKY genes exhibit extensive autoregulation and cross-regulation that facilitates transcriptional reprogramming in a dynamic web with built-in redundancy.

The defining feature of WRKY transcription factors is their DNA binding domain. This is called the WRKY domain after the almost invariant WRKY amino acid sequence at the N-terminus. In a few WRKY proteins, the WRKY amino acid sequences have been replaced by WRRY, WSKY, WKRY, WVKY or WKKY. The WRKY domain is about 60 residues in length, and as well as containing the WRKY signature it also has an atypical zinc-finger structure at the C-terminus. The zinc-finger structure is either Cx4-5Cx22-23HxH or Cx7Cx23HxC. Initially, in the absence of a complete gene family from any plant species, the WRKY transcription factors were divided into three groups based on the number of WRKY domains (two domains in Group I proteins and one in the others) and the structure of their zinc fingers (C2HC in Group III proteins).

Rushton PJ, Somssich IE, Ringler P, Shen QJ.
WRKY transcription factors.
Trends Plant Sci, 2010. 15(5): p. 247-58.
PMID: 20304701