Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Nicotiana tabacum
Whirly Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_016442381.1Whirly family protein
XP_016453689.1Whirly family protein
XP_016474450.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508343.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508344.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508345.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508346.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508347.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508348.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508350.1Whirly family protein
XP_016508351.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511175.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511176.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511177.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511178.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511179.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511180.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511182.1Whirly family protein
XP_016511183.1Whirly family protein
Whirly Family Introduction

Members of the Whirly family of proteins are found throughout the plant kingdom and are predicted to share the ability to bind to single-stranded DNA. Arabidopsis and potato Whirly orthologs act as transcription factors that regulate defense gene expression; the Arabidopsis Whirly protein AtWhy1 contributes to both basal and specific defense responses. Analysis of the crystal structure of potato StWhy1 has provided insight into the DNA-binding mechanism of this family of proteins, their mode of action and possible autoregulation. There is evidence to suggest that Whirly proteins might play roles in processes other than defense responses and could function in the chloroplast as well as in the nucleus.

Desveaux D, Marechal A, Brisson N.
Whirly transcription factors: defense gene regulation and beyond.
Trends Plant Sci, 2005. 10(2): p. 95-102.
PMID: 15708347