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Displaying C2C2-GATA Family from Rice


Many light-responsive promoters contain GATA motifs and a number of nuclear proteins have been defined that interact with these elements. Type-IV zinc-finger proteins have been extensively characterised in animals and fungi and are referred to as GATA factors by virtue of their affinity for promoter elements containing this sequence. We previously identified cDNA sequences representing four Arabidopsis thaliana type-TV zinc-finger proteins. Here we define the organisation and expression of GATA-1 GATA-2 GATA-3 and GATA-4 as well as DNA-binding characteristics of their encoded proteins. Transcripts from all four genes can be detected in all tissues examined suggesting that they are not developmentally regulated at the level of transcription. In vitro binding experiments with Escherichia coli-derived recombinant proteins were performed using motifs previously defined as targets for nuclear GATA-binding proteins. These studies reveal differences in DNA binding specificity of GATA-1 as compared to the other three proteins. In vivo protein-DNA interactions monitored by yeast one-hybrid assays reveal different binding characteristics as compared to those defined with E. coli-derived recombinant protein. Trans-activation of gene expression by the four Arabidopsis proteins via some but not all DNA elements tested indicates that the Arabidopsis proteins can form functional interactions with previously defined promoter elements containing GATA motifs. We conclude that the Arabidopsis type-IV zinc-finger proteins may represent the previously defined family of nuclear GATA-binding proteins implicated in light-responsive transcription.

Protein Name
accepted / suggested
Gene Locus Synonym/
Gene Name
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LOC_Os03g61570 View in Browser
OsGATA1 LOC_Os01g24070 View in Browser
OsGATA2 LOC_Os01g47360 View in Browser
OsGATA3 LOC_Os01g54210 View in Browser
OsGATA4 LOC_Os01g74540 View in Browser
OsGATA6 LOC_Os02g12790 View in Browser
OsGATA7 LOC_Os02g43150 View in Browser
OsGATA8 LOC_Os02g56250 View in Browser
OsGATA9 LOC_Os03g03850 View in Browser
OsGATA10 LOC_Os03g05160 View in Browser
OsGATA11 LOC_Os03g08370 View in Browser
OsGATA14 LOC_Os04g46020 View in Browser
OsGATA15 LOC_Os05g06340 View in Browser
OsGATA16 LOC_Os05g44400 View in Browser
OsGATA17 LOC_Os05g49280 View in Browser
OsGATA18 LOC_Os05g50270 View in Browser
OsGATA19 LOC_Os06g37450 View in Browser
OsGATA21 LOC_Os07g42400 View in Browser
OsGATA22 LOC_Os10g32070 View in Browser
OsGATA23 LOC_Os10g40810 View in Browser
OsGATA24 LOC_Os11g08410 View in Browser
OsGATA26 LOC_Os12g07120 View in Browser
OsGATA27 LOC_Os12g42970 View in Browser