Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Vitis vinifera 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 15 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
GSVIVP00002226001 FYRC FYRN JmjC zf-C5HC2
GSVIVP00002227001 JmjN
GSVIVP00006884001 JmjC
GSVIVP00008625001 JmjC
GSVIVP00011146001 JmjC
GSVIVP00014013001 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GSVIVP00015195001 APH F-box JmjC
GSVIVP00015690001 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GSVIVP00023403001 JmjC
GSVIVP00024661001 JmjC
GSVIVP00027131001 F-box JmjC
GSVIVP00028571001 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GSVIVP00031870001 AT_hook JmjC
GSVIVP00035196001 FYRC FYRN JmjC zf-C5HC2
GSVIVP00037256001 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