Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Aegilops tauschii
Trihelix Family
Species TF ID Description
EMT01729Trihelix family protein
EMT03319Trihelix family protein
EMT06403Trihelix family protein
EMT09164Trihelix family protein
EMT12329Trihelix family protein
EMT16151Trihelix family protein
EMT18117Trihelix family protein
EMT20023Trihelix family protein
EMT22755Trihelix family protein
EMT26494Trihelix family protein
EMT27005Trihelix family protein
EMT27857Trihelix family protein
Trihelix Family Introduction

GT factors constitute a plant-specific transcription factor family with a DNA-binding domain that binds GT elements. The DNA-binding domain of GT factor, rich in basic and acidic amino acids and proline and glutamine residues, features a typical trihelix (helix-loop-helix-loop-helix) structure that determines the specific binding of GT elements; thus GT factors are also called trihelix transcription factors. GT elements are highly degenerate cis-elements with A/T-rich core sequences (Villain et al. 1996; Wang et al. 2004). Interaction between GT factors and GT elements has been implicated in the complex transcriptional regulation of many plant genes (Liu et al. 1999;Zhou 1999).

Fang Y, Xie K, Hou X, Hu H, Xiong L.
Systematic analysis of GT factor family of rice reveals a novel subfamily involved in stress responses.
Mol Genet Genomics, 2010. 283(2): p. 157-69.
PMID: 20039179