PlantTFDB
PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Lupinus angustifolius
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
OIV89482WRKY family protein
OIV89483WRKY family protein
OIV89775WRKY family protein
OIV90749WRKY family protein
OIV91012WRKY family protein
OIV91015WRKY family protein
OIV91354WRKY family protein
OIV91799WRKY family protein
OIV92866WRKY family protein
OIV94019WRKY family protein
OIV95190WRKY family protein
OIV95191WRKY family protein
OIV95267WRKY family protein
OIV95335WRKY family protein
OIV95354WRKY family protein
OIV95501WRKY family protein
OIV95943WRKY family protein
OIV95963WRKY family protein
OIV96418WRKY family protein
OIV96788WRKY family protein
OIV96879WRKY family protein
OIV96880WRKY family protein
OIV97145WRKY family protein
OIV97239WRKY family protein
OIV97776WRKY family protein
OIV97974WRKY family protein
OIV98073WRKY family protein
OIV98386WRKY family protein
OIV98632WRKY family protein
OIV99201WRKY family protein
OIW00155WRKY family protein
OIW00519WRKY family protein
OIW00779WRKY family protein
OIW00802WRKY family protein
OIW00882WRKY family protein
OIW01359WRKY family protein
OIW01377WRKY family protein
OIW01839WRKY family protein
OIW02005WRKY family protein
OIW02008WRKY family protein
OIW02171WRKY family protein
OIW02319WRKY family protein
OIW02533WRKY family protein
OIW02596WRKY family protein
OIW02882WRKY family protein
OIW02883WRKY family protein
OIW02905WRKY family protein
OIW04007WRKY family protein
OIW04030WRKY family protein
OIW04050WRKY family protein
OIW04207WRKY family protein
OIW04398WRKY family protein
OIW04632WRKY family protein
OIW04715WRKY family protein
OIW05395WRKY family protein
OIW06378WRKY family protein
OIW06709WRKY family protein
OIW06727WRKY family protein
OIW07037WRKY family protein
OIW07039WRKY family protein
OIW08065WRKY family protein
OIW08440WRKY family protein
OIW09221WRKY family protein
OIW09294WRKY family protein
OIW09334WRKY family protein
OIW09370WRKY family protein
OIW09488WRKY family protein
OIW09696WRKY family protein
OIW09922WRKY family protein
OIW09951WRKY family protein
OIW10272WRKY family protein
OIW11213WRKY family protein
OIW11961WRKY family protein
OIW12631WRKY family protein
OIW13003WRKY family protein
OIW13262WRKY family protein
OIW13768WRKY family protein
OIW13780WRKY family protein
OIW14296WRKY family protein
OIW14488WRKY family protein
OIW14624WRKY family protein
OIW14731WRKY family protein
OIW15450WRKY family protein
OIW16312WRKY family protein
OIW16365WRKY family protein
OIW16388WRKY family protein
OIW16432WRKY family protein
OIW16479WRKY family protein
OIW16549WRKY family protein
OIW17003WRKY family protein
OIW17015WRKY family protein
OIW17101WRKY family protein
OIW17387WRKY family protein
OIW17600WRKY family protein
OIW17859WRKY family protein
OIW18192WRKY family protein
OIW18283WRKY family protein
OIW18811WRKY family protein
OIW18827WRKY family protein
OIW18956WRKY family protein
OIW19097WRKY family protein
OIW19249WRKY family protein
OIW19389WRKY family protein
OIW19617WRKY family protein
OIW19847WRKY family protein
OIW20006WRKY family protein
OIW20373WRKY family protein
OIW20472WRKY family protein
OIW20499WRKY family protein
OIW20526WRKY family protein
OIW20625WRKY family protein
OIW21022WRKY family protein
OIW21216WRKY 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