Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Aethionema arabicum
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
AA12G00127GATA family protein
AA13G00037GATA family protein
AA18G00183GATA family protein
AA216G00002GATA family protein
AA21G00251GATA family protein
AA233G00002GATA family protein
AA26G00381GATA family protein
AA289G00006GATA family protein
AA29G00066GATA family protein
AA2G00217GATA family protein
AA30G00140GATA family protein
AA30G00171GATA family protein
AA33G00139GATA family protein
AA40G00141GATA family protein
AA44G00699GATA family protein
AA45G00032GATA family protein
AA50G00012GATA family protein
AA57G00030GATA family protein
AA58G00001GATA family protein
AA61G00432GATA family protein
AA81G00049GATA family protein
AA8G00071GATA family protein
AA8G00095GATA 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