PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Papaver somniferum
WOX Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_026378138.1WOX family protein
XP_026382439.1WOX family protein
XP_026390241.1WOX family protein
XP_026390242.1WOX family protein
XP_026390549.1WOX family protein
XP_026390616.1WOX family protein
XP_026394718.1WOX family protein
XP_026403444.1WOX family protein
XP_026412588.1WOX family protein
XP_026412613.1WOX family protein
XP_026413029.1WOX family protein
XP_026415940.1WOX family protein
XP_026416304.1WOX family protein
XP_026424473.1WOX family protein
XP_026424550.1WOX family protein
XP_026428339.1WOX family protein
XP_026431362.1WOX family protein
XP_026431363.1WOX family protein
XP_026431365.1WOX family protein
XP_026431366.1WOX family protein
XP_026431608.1WOX family protein
XP_026431609.1WOX family protein
XP_026431610.1WOX family protein
XP_026432440.1WOX family protein
XP_026433369.1WOX family protein
XP_026435006.1WOX family protein
XP_026439584.1WOX family protein
XP_026442992.1WOX family protein
XP_026442993.1WOX family protein
XP_026442994.1WOX family protein
XP_026442995.1WOX family protein
XP_026451327.1WOX family protein
XP_026451564.1WOX family protein
XP_026452474.1WOX family protein
XP_026453160.1WOX family protein
WOX Family Introduction

A homeobox (HB) encodes a protein domain, the homeodomain (HD), which is a conserved 60-amino acid motif present in transcription factors found in all the eukaryotic organisms. This 60-amino acid sequence folds into a characteristic three-helix structure that is able to interact specifically with DNA. Most HDs are able to bind DNA as monomers with high affinity, through interactions made by helix III (the so-called recognition helix) and a disordered N-terminal arm located beyond helix I. The high degree of conservation of this type of domain among diverse proteins from different kingdoms indicates that this structure is crucial to maintain the HD functionality and that the role played by this domain is vital.

Ariel FD, Manavella PA, Dezar CA, Chan RL.
The true story of the HD-Zip family.
Trends Plant Sci, 2007. 12(9): p. 419-26.
PMID: 17698401

The WOX genes form a plant-specific subclade of the eukaryotic homeobox transcription factor superfamily, which is characterized by the presence of a conserved DNA-binding homeodomain. The analysis of WOX gene expression and function shows that WOX family members fulfill specialized functions in key developmental processes in plants, such as embryonic patterning, stem-cell maintenance and organ formation. These functions can be related to either promotion of cell division activity and/or prevention of premature cell differentiation.

van der Graaff E, Laux T, Rensing SA.
The WUS homeobox-containing (WOX) protein family.
Genome Biol, 2009. 10(12): p. 248.
PMID: 20067590