Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Linum usitatissimum
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
Lus10018011WOX family protein
Lus10042007WOX family protein
Lus10024808WOX family protein
Lus10028271WOX family protein
Lus10040219WOX family protein
Lus10041909WOX family protein
Lus10028457WOX family protein
Lus10038480WOX family protein
Lus10016569WOX family protein
Lus10005282WOX family protein
Lus10040840WOX family protein
Lus10040447WOX family protein
Lus10023561WOX family protein
Lus10023332WOX family protein
Lus10016026WOX family protein
Lus10012250WOX family protein
Lus10018726WOX family protein
Lus10013960WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401

The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590