PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Vigna unguiculata
Trihelix Family
Species TF ID Description
Vun000203Trihelix family protein
Vun000262Trihelix family protein
Vun001709Trihelix family protein
Vun002403Trihelix family protein
Vun002479Trihelix family protein
Vun003810Trihelix family protein
Vun004233Trihelix family protein
Vun008202Trihelix family protein
Vun008732Trihelix family protein
Vun009396Trihelix family protein
Vun010760Trihelix family protein
Vun010944Trihelix family protein
Vun011548Trihelix family protein
Vun011558Trihelix family protein
Trihelix Family Introduction

GT factors constitute a plant-specific transcription factor family with a DNA-binding domain that binds GT elements. The DNA-binding domain of GT factor, rich in basic and acidic amino acids and proline and glutamine residues, features a typical trihelix (helix-loop-helix-loop-helix) structure that determines the specific binding of GT elements; thus GT factors are also called trihelix transcription factors. GT elements are highly degenerate cis-elements with A/T-rich core sequences (Villain et al. 1996; Wang et al. 2004). Interaction between GT factors and GT elements has been implicated in the complex transcriptional regulation of many plant genes (Liu et al. 1999;Zhou 1999).

Fang Y, Xie K, Hou X, Hu H, Xiong L.
Systematic analysis of GT factor family of rice reveals a novel subfamily involved in stress responses.
Mol Genet Genomics, 2010. 283(2): p. 157-69.
PMID: 20039179