Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Cajanus cajan
ARF Family
Species TF ID Description
C.cajan_00802ARF family protein
C.cajan_03998ARF family protein
C.cajan_05791ARF family protein
C.cajan_10587ARF family protein
C.cajan_10910ARF family protein
C.cajan_15406ARF family protein
C.cajan_16945ARF family protein
C.cajan_17296ARF family protein
C.cajan_19686ARF family protein
C.cajan_21481ARF family protein
C.cajan_21533ARF family protein
C.cajan_23210ARF family protein
C.cajan_24332ARF family protein
C.cajan_24579ARF family protein
C.cajan_24724ARF family protein
C.cajan_24759ARF family protein
C.cajan_26850ARF family protein
C.cajan_28641ARF family protein
C.cajan_29441ARF family protein
C.cajan_31006ARF family protein
C.cajan_31496ARF family protein
C.cajan_32145ARF family protein
C.cajan_34109ARF family protein
C.cajan_36937ARF family protein
C.cajan_41999ARF family protein
C.cajan_47721ARF family protein
ARF Family Introduction

Auxin response factors (ARF) are transcription factors that regulate the expression of auxin response genes. ARFs bind with specificity to TGTCTC auxin response elements (AuxRE) in promoters of these genes and function in combination with Aux/IAA (auxin/indole acetic acid) repressors, which dimerize with ARF activators in an auxin-regulated manner.

Most ARFs consist of an amino-terminal DNA-binding domain (DBD), a middle region that functions as an activation domain (AD) or repression domain (RD), and a carboxy-terminal dimerization domain (CTD). The ARF DBD is classified as a plant-specific B3-type, but requires additional amino-terminal and carboxy-terminal amino acids for efficient in vitro binding to TGTCTC AuxREs.

The ARF ADs and RDs are located just carboxy-terminal to the DBDs and contain biased amino acid sequences. ARF ADs are enriched in glutamine along with serine and leucine residues, while ARF RDs are enriched in serine, proline, leucine and glycine residues.

Guilfoyle TJ, Hagen G.
Auxin response factors.
Curr Opin Plant Biol, 2007. 10(5): p. 453-60.
PMID: 17900969