Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Oryza sativa subsp. indica Jumonji Family


Noh et al. 2004: Flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana is controlled by multiple pathways, including the photoperiod pathway and the FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC)-dependent pathway. Here, we report that a pair of related jumonji-class transcription factors, EARLY FLOWERING 6 (ELF6) and RELATIVE OF EARLY FLOWERING 6 (REF6), play divergent roles in the regulation of Arabidopsis flowering. ELF6 acts as a repressor in the photoperiod pathway, whereas REF6, which has the highest similarity to ELF6, is an FLC repressor. Ectopic expression studies and expression pattern analyses show that ELF6 and REF6 have different cellular roles and are also regulated differentially despite their sequence similarities. Repression of FLC expression by REF6 accompanies histone modifications in FLC chromatin, indicating that the transcriptional regulatory activity of this class of proteins includes chromatin remodeling. This report demonstrates the in vivo functions of this class of proteins in higher eukaryotes.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess JmjC JmjN domains
  SHOULD NOT possess Alfin-like ARID zf-C2H2 domains

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


There are 14 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
OsIBCD002203 Chr01_3523,2325,,,1,2325, JmjC
OsIBCD004783 Chr02_104,2907,,,1,2907, AT_hook JmjC
OsIBCD007647 Chr02_4677,2115,,,1,2115, JmjC JmjN
OsIBCD008478 Chr02_5816,2754,,,1,2754, AT_hook JmjC
OsIBCD010133 Chr03_2232,3234,,,1,3234, Cation_efflux JmjC
OsIBCD010420 Chr03_2662,2754,,,1,2754, F-box JmjC
OsIBCD010657 Chr03_3075,3273,,,1,3273, JmjC
OsIBCD016733 Chr05_920,3633,,,1,3633, FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
OsIBCD017376 Chr05_2176,2865,,,1,2865, FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
OsIBCD028455 Chr09_1840,2331,,,1,2331, JmjC
OsIBCD031572 Chr10_3427,2082,,,1,2082, JmjC JmjN
OsIBCD033255 Chr11_2792,1581,,,1,1581, F-box JmjC
OsIBCD034172 Chr12_645,696,,,1,696, JmjN
OsIBCD046587 Chr12_1300,993,,,1,993, JmjC JmjN

General references

Balciunas, D; Ronne, H. 2000. Evidence of domain swapping within the jumonji family of transcription factors. Trends Biochem. Sci. 25(6):274-6 PUBMEDID:10838566
Kim, TG; Kraus, JC; Chen, J; Lee, Y. 2003. JUMONJI, a critical factor for cardiac development, functions as a transcriptional repressor. J. Biol. Chem. 278(43):42247-55 PUBMEDID:12890668
Takeuchi, T; Watanabe, Y; Takano-Shimizu, T; Kondo, S. 2006. Roles of jumonji and jumonji family genes in chromatin regulation and development. Dev Dyn PUBMEDID:16715513