PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Triticum aestivum
Whirly Family
Species TF ID Description
Traes_2DL_02C9FBBB4.1Whirly family protein
Traes_4AL_FE94301FD.1Whirly family protein
Traes_6AS_A92DEAA15.1Whirly family protein
Traes_6BS_0A692E6F6.1Whirly family protein
Traes_6DS_1FC471B7F.1Whirly family protein
Traes_7AS_45F0BB787.2Whirly family protein
Traes_7DS_B1FD1C84F.2Whirly family protein
Whirly Family Introduction

Members of the Whirly family of proteins are found throughout the plant kingdom and are predicted to share the ability to bind to single-stranded DNA. Arabidopsis and potato Whirly orthologs act as transcription factors that regulate defense gene expression; the Arabidopsis Whirly protein AtWhy1 contributes to both basal and specific defense responses. Analysis of the crystal structure of potato StWhy1 has provided insight into the DNA-binding mechanism of this family of proteins, their mode of action and possible autoregulation. There is evidence to suggest that Whirly proteins might play roles in processes other than defense responses and could function in the chloroplast as well as in the nucleus.

Desveaux D, Marechal A, Brisson N.
Whirly transcription factors: defense gene regulation and beyond.
Trends Plant Sci, 2005. 10(2): p. 95-102.
PMID: 15708347