PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Prunus avium
WRKY Family
Species TF ID Description
Pav_co4011195.1_g010.1.brWRKY family protein
Pav_co4053135.1_g010.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_co4060615.1_g010.1.brWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000028.1_g170.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000130.1_g680.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000157.1_g100.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000220.1_g2460.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000220.1_g610.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000254.1_g030.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000254.1_g1110.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000254.1_g1150.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000259.1_g100.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000299.1_g050.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000326.1_g420.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000375.1_g500.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000396.1_g1000.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000428.1_g330.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000484.1_g190.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000491.1_g1010.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000491.1_g310.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000506.1_g360.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000557.1_g980.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000622.1_g470.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000624.1_g520.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000740.1_g250.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000744.1_g420.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000852.1_g460.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000886.1_g770.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000890.1_g500.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000910.1_g050.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000981.1_g210.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0000983.1_g150.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001077.1_g300.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001080.1_g870.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001106.1_g320.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001110.1_g350.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001280.1_g410.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001335.1_g560.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001339.1_g090.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001341.1_g540.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001392.1_g110.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001405.1_g1690.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001582.1_g320.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001582.1_g330.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0001769.1_g150.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0002318.1_g170.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0002318.1_g180.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0002318.1_g190.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0002442.1_g080.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0003562.1_g440.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0004917.1_g030.1.brWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0004917.1_g050.1.mkWRKY family protein
Pav_sc0007033.1_g040.1.mkWRKY 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