The WRKY Superfamily of Plant Transcription Factors

Trends Plant Sci. 2000 May;5(5):199-206. doi: 10.1016/s1360-1385(00)01600-9.

Abstract

The WRKY proteins are a superfamily of transcription factors with up to 100 representatives in Arabidopsis. Family members appear to be involved in the regulation of various physio-logical programs that are unique to plants, including pathogen defense, senescence and trichome development. In spite of the strong conservation of their DNA-binding domain, the overall structures of WRKY proteins are highly divergent and can be categorized into distinct groups, which might reflect their different functions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Transcription Factors / chemistry
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*

Substances

  • Plant Proteins
  • Transcription Factors