Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Citrullus lanatus
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
Cla000891GATA family protein
Cla003202GATA family protein
Cla005181GATA family protein
Cla007645GATA family protein
Cla009267GATA family protein
Cla011213GATA family protein
Cla012658GATA family protein
Cla012926GATA family protein
Cla013765GATA family protein
Cla014213GATA family protein
Cla014262GATA family protein
Cla014546GATA family protein
Cla014581GATA family protein
Cla015118GATA family protein
Cla015488GATA family protein
Cla016606GATA family protein
Cla017176GATA family protein
Cla020560GATA family protein
Cla020879GATA family protein
Cla021773GATA family protein
Cla022146GATA family protein
Cla022147GATA family protein
Cla022200GATA family protein
Cla023109GATA 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