Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Zoysia matrella
NF-YC Family
Species TF ID Description
Zmw_sc00302.1.g00020.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00305.1.g00100.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00331.1.g00010.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00379.1.g00030.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00436.1.g00300.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00437.1.g00080.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc00497.1.g00270.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc01313.1.g00070.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc01624.1.g00190.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc01766.1.g00060.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc01853.1.g00110.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc02091.1.g00110.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc02346.1.g00060.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc02666.1.g00170.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc02924.1.g00080.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc02932.1.g00120.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc03146.1.g00080.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc04259.1.g00080.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc05300.1.g00050.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc06062.1.g00010.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc07614.1.g00030.1NF-YC family protein
Zmw_sc08271.1.g00030.1NF-YC family protein
NF-YC Family Introduction

NF-Y transcription factors are likely found in all eukaryotes and have roles in the regulation of diverse genes (McNabb et al., 1995; Edwards et al., 1998; Maity and de Crombrugghe, 1998; Mantovani, 1999). In mammals, where their biochemistry is well described, the NF-Y transcription factor complex is composed of three unique subunits: NF-YA, NF-YB, and NF-YC. Assembly of the NF-Y heterotrimer in mammals follows a strict, stepwise pattern (Sinha et al., 1995, 1996). Initially, a heterodimer is formed in the cytoplasm between the subunits NF-YB and NF-YC. This dimer then translocates to the nucleus, where the third subunit, NF-YA, is recruited to generate the mature, heterotrimeric NF-Y transcription factor (Frontini et al., 2004; Kahle et al., 2005). Mature NF-Y binds promoters with the core pentamer nucleotide sequence CCAAT, and this can result in either positive or negative transcriptional regulation(Peng and Jahroudi, 2002, 2003; Ceribelli et al., 2008).

As with NF-YA, NF-YB and NF-YC families have well-described subunit interaction and DNA-binding domains ( Kim et al., 1996; Sinha et al., 1996; McNabb et al., 1997; Romier et al., 2003). The conserved regions of NF-YB and NF-YC have structural and amino acid homology to histone fold motifs. Specifically, NF-YB is related to the histone fold motifs of H2B histones, while NF-YC subunits are related to H2A histones (Mantovani, 1999).

Siefers N, Dang KK, Kumimoto RW, Bynum WE 4th, Tayrose G, Holt BF 3rd.
Tissue-specific expression patterns of Arabidopsis NF-Y transcription factors suggest potential for extensive combinatorial complexity.
Plant Physiol, 2009. 149(2): p. 625-41.
PMID: 19019982