Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Populus trichocarpa 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 20 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
178731 gw1.I.7331.1 JmjC
197090 gw1.IV.2179.1 JmjC
207634 gw1.V.3035.1 JmjC
207883 gw1.V.3284.1 JmjC
233020 gw1.XI.1000.1 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
233468 gw1.XI.1448.1 JmjC
241426 gw1.XIII.1675.1 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
248138 gw1.XIX.538.1 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
274566 gw1.166.62.1 JmjC
277973 gw1.202.15.1 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
410277 gw1.II.1612.1 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
414287 gw1.III.1390.1 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
570810 eugene3.00130174 JmjC WRC
587522 eugene3.21490002 JmjC JmjN
590053 eugene3.00290236 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
662090 grail3.0015021901 JmjN
666581 grail3.0005020801 JmjC JmjN
771192 fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_XI000345 JmjC WRC
775697 fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_XV000125 JmjC
776125 fgenesh4_pg.C_LG_XV000553 JmjC

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