Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Brassica rapa
AP2 Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_009103447.1AP2 family protein
XP_009103697.1AP2 family protein
XP_009103913.1AP2 family protein
XP_009106692.1AP2 family protein
XP_009107515.1AP2 family protein
XP_009109389.1AP2 family protein
XP_009110086.1AP2 family protein
XP_009116120.1AP2 family protein
XP_009122044.1AP2 family protein
XP_009125296.1AP2 family protein
XP_009126187.1AP2 family protein
XP_009126838.1AP2 family protein
XP_009127942.1AP2 family protein
XP_009131167.1AP2 family protein
XP_009133593.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138124.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138183.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138479.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138480.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138481.1AP2 family protein
XP_009138530.1AP2 family protein
XP_009140854.1AP2 family protein
XP_009144919.1AP2 family protein
XP_009144920.1AP2 family protein
XP_009144922.1AP2 family protein
XP_009145544.1AP2 family protein
XP_009147777.1AP2 family protein
XP_009149048.1AP2 family protein
XP_009150822.1AP2 family protein
XP_009133509.1AP2 family protein
XP_009133508.1AP2 family protein
XP_009142768.1AP2 family protein
XP_009142767.1AP2 family protein
XP_009103698.1AP2 family protein
XP_009116196.1AP2 family protein
XP_009133871.1AP2 family protein
XP_009126622.1AP2 family protein
XP_009120531.1AP2 family protein
XP_009120530.1AP2 family protein
XP_009120528.1AP2 family protein
XP_009120529.1AP2 family protein
XP_009116121.1AP2 family protein
AP2 Family Introduction

The AP2/ERF superfamily is defined by the AP2/ERF domain, which consists of about 60 to 70 amino acids and is involved in DNA binding. These three families have been defined as follows. The AP2 family proteins contain two repeated AP2/ERF domains, the ERF family proteins contain a single AP2/ERF domain, and the RAV family proteins contain a B3 domain, which is a DNA-binding domain conserved in other plant-specific transcription factors, in addition to the single AP2/ERF domain.

It has been demonstrated that the AP2/ERF proteins have important functions in the transcriptional regulation of a variety of biological processes related to growth and development, as well as various responses to environmental stimuli.

Genes in the AP2 family have been shown to participate in the regulation of developmental processes, e.g. flower development, spikelet meristem determinacy, leaf epidermal cell identity, and embryo development.

Toshitsugu Nakano, Kaoru Suzuki, Tatsuhito Fujimura, and Hideaki Shinshi.
Genome-wide analysis of the ERF gene family in Arabidopsis and rice.
Plant Physiol, 2006. 140(2): p. 411-32.
PMID: 16407444

Using an in vitro selection procedure, the DNA binding specificity of the two AP2 repeat containing protein ANT was found to be 5'-gCAC(A/G)N(A/T)TcCC(a/g)ANG(c/t)-3'. This consensus site is much longer than sites recognized by proteins containing a single AP2 repeat and neither AP2 repeat of ANT was alone capable of binding to the selected sequences, suggesting that both AP2 repeats make DNA contacts.

Nole-Wilson S, Krizek BA.
DNA binding properties of the Arabidopsis floral development protein AINTEGUMENTA.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Nov 1;28(21):4076-82. Erratum in: Nucleic Acids Res 2001 Mar 1;29(5):1261.
PMID: 11058102