Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Arabidopsis lyrata
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
323669GATA family protein
329901GATA family protein
356279GATA family protein
470852GATA family protein
477989GATA family protein
479155GATA family protein
479637GATA family protein
479930GATA family protein
485891GATA family protein
486528GATA family protein
490976GATA family protein
491007GATA family protein
491187GATA family protein
491407GATA family protein
492197GATA family protein
492399GATA family protein
493120GATA family protein
495776GATA family protein
496973GATA family protein
863107GATA family protein
865791GATA family protein
866473GATA family protein
873583GATA family protein
875174GATA family protein
892135GATA family protein
901675GATA family protein
903940GATA family protein
917909GATA 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