Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Oryza sativa subsp. indica
ARF Family
Species TF ID Description
BGIOSGA000812-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA001046-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA003093-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA005099-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA007153-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA007604-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA008429-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA008657-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA014036-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA014119-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA014158-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA016467-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA016767-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA020357-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA020682-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA022468-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA023559-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA024709-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA025276-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA026655-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA033142-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA033901-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA035840-PAARF family protein
BGIOSGA036199-PAARF family protein
ARF Family Introduction

Auxin response factors (ARF) are transcription factors that regulate the expression of auxin response genes. ARFs bind with specificity to TGTCTC auxin response elements (AuxRE) in promoters of these genes and function in combination with Aux/IAA (auxin/indole acetic acid) repressors, which dimerize with ARF activators in an auxin-regulated manner.

Most ARFs consist of an amino-terminal DNA-binding domain (DBD), a middle region that functions as an activation domain (AD) or repression domain (RD), and a carboxy-terminal dimerization domain (CTD). The ARF DBD is classified as a plant-specific B3-type, but requires additional amino-terminal and carboxy-terminal amino acids for efficient in vitro binding to TGTCTC AuxREs.

The ARF ADs and RDs are located just carboxy-terminal to the DBDs and contain biased amino acid sequences. ARF ADs are enriched in glutamine along with serine and leucine residues, while ARF RDs are enriched in serine, proline, leucine and glycine residues.

Guilfoyle TJ, Hagen G.
Auxin response factors.
Curr Opin Plant Biol, 2007. 10(5): p. 453-60.
PMID: 17900969