Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Marchantia polymorpha
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
Mapoly0005s0077.1.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0005s0077.4.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0005s0077.5.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0005s0077.6.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0005s0077.9.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0005s0212.1.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0017s0009.1.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0074s0047.1.pGATA family protein
Mapoly0095s0046.1.pGATA family protein
MapolyY_B0021.1.pGATA 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