Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Phalaenopsis equestris
GATA Family
Species TF ID Description
PEQU_03888GATA family protein
PEQU_04741GATA family protein
PEQU_06151GATA family protein
PEQU_08206GATA family protein
PEQU_09009GATA family protein
PEQU_09805GATA family protein
PEQU_09821GATA family protein
PEQU_14520GATA family protein
PEQU_14676GATA family protein
PEQU_15464GATA family protein
PEQU_17110GATA family protein
PEQU_17920GATA family protein
PEQU_18754GATA family protein
PEQU_18797GATA family protein
PEQU_21675GATA family protein
PEQU_25615GATA family protein
PEQU_27189GATA family protein
PEQU_33633GATA family protein
PEQU_39374GATA family protein
PEQU_40072GATA 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