Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Musa acuminata
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
GSMUA_Achr8P02040_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr4P30610_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr9P04090_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr2P16080_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr7P18230_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr5P29220_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr10P26570_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr8P15620_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr9P06660_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr8P27170_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr7P07430_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr7P14860_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr5P27730_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr6P15910_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr10P12820_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr3P09460_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr9P05010_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr8P01590_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr10P05090_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr4P25530_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr1P17980_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_AchrUn_randomP18610_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr5P11080_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr4P29470_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr10P07260_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr7P04050_001WOX family protein
GSMUA_Achr3P14840_001WOX 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