PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Asparagus officinalis
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.12WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.1610WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.1957WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.2223WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.2261WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.2272WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.2285WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.243WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.3169WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.3503WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.3601WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.646WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.665WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.687WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_01.79WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_02.1088WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_02.1641WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_02.220WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_02.380WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_02.422WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_03.2023WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_03.586WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_04.1146WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_04.1653WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_04.3173WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_04.907WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.1318WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.167WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.2117WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.324WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.3371WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.3383WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_05.3514WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_06.1170WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_06.1425WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.1165WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.1277WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.1299WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.165WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.3002WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.3037WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.3183WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.3295WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.563WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.564WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.671WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.686WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_07.718WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.1076WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.1388WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.1389WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3340WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3341WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3342WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3343WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3344WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.3541WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.541WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_08.552WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_09.806WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_09.867WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_10.648WRKY family protein
evm.model.AsparagusV1_Unassigned.832WRKY family protein
WRKY Family Introduction

WRKY transcription factors are one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants and form integral parts of signalling webs that modulate many plant processes. Here, we review recent significant progress in WRKY transcription factor research. New findings illustrate that WRKY proteins often act as repressors as well as activators, and that members of the family play roles in both the repression and de-repression of important plant processes. Furthermore, it is becoming clear that a single WRKY transcription factor might be involved in regulating several seemingly disparate processes. Mechanisms of signalling and transcriptional regulation are being dissected, uncovering WRKY protein functions via interactions with a diverse array of protein partners, including MAP kinases, MAP kinase kinases, 14-3-3 proteins, calmodulin, histone deacetylases, resistance proteins and other WRKY transcription factors. WRKY genes exhibit extensive autoregulation and cross-regulation that facilitates transcriptional reprogramming in a dynamic web with built-in redundancy.

The defining feature of WRKY transcription factors is their DNA binding domain. This is called the WRKY domain after the almost invariant WRKY amino acid sequence at the N-terminus. In a few WRKY proteins, the WRKY amino acid sequences have been replaced by WRRY, WSKY, WKRY, WVKY or WKKY. The WRKY domain is about 60 residues in length, and as well as containing the WRKY signature it also has an atypical zinc-finger structure at the C-terminus. The zinc-finger structure is either Cx4-5Cx22-23HxH or Cx7Cx23HxC. Initially, in the absence of a complete gene family from any plant species, the WRKY transcription factors were divided into three groups based on the number of WRKY domains (two domains in Group I proteins and one in the others) and the structure of their zinc fingers (C2HC in Group III proteins).

Rushton PJ, Somssich IE, Ringler P, Shen QJ.
WRKY transcription factors.
Trends Plant Sci, 2010. 15(5): p. 247-58.
PMID: 20304701