PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Corchorus capsularis
ARF Family
Species TF ID Description
OMO49618ARF family protein
OMO64276ARF family protein
OMO67154ARF family protein
OMO67446ARF family protein
OMO70382ARF family protein
OMO71225ARF family protein
OMO72500ARF family protein
OMO72827ARF family protein
OMO76331ARF family protein
OMO77841ARF family protein
OMO79222ARF family protein
OMO79815ARF family protein
OMO87461ARF family protein
OMO90800ARF family protein
OMO91856ARF family protein
OMO92441ARF family protein
OMO94698ARF family protein
OMO95514ARF 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