Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Zea mays CAMTA Family


Bouche et al. 2002: Screening of cDNA expression libraries derived from plants exposed to stress, with 35S-labeled recombinant calmodulin as a probe, revealed a new family of proteins containing a transcription activation domain and two types of DNA-binding domains designated the CG-1 domain and the transcription factor immunoglobulin domain, ankyrin repeats, and a varying number of IQ calmodulin-binding motifs. Based on domain organization and amino acid sequence comparisons, similar proteins, with the same domain organization, were identified in the genomes of other multicellular organisms including human, Drosophila, and Caenorhabditis, whereas none were found in the complete genomes of single cell eukaryotes and prokaryotes. This family of proteins was designated calmodulin-binding transcription activators (CAMTAs).

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess CG-1 IQ domains

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


There are 9 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
GRMZM2G032336_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ
GRMZM2G038484_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ
GRMZM2G132157_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ TIG
GRMZM2G143205_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ
GRMZM2G147487_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ
GRMZM2G150051_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ TIG
GRMZM2G150051_P02 Ank CG-1 IQ TIG
GRMZM2G150051_P03 Ank CG-1 IQ TIG
GRMZM2G171600_P01 Ank CG-1 IQ

General references

Bouché, N; Scharlat, A; Snedden, W; Bouchez, D; Fromm, H. 2002. A novel family of calmodulin-binding transcription activators in multicellular organisms. J. Biol. Chem. 277(24):21851-61 PUBMEDID:11925432