Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
version: 3.0

Zea mays 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 40 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
AC177840.3_FGP053 JmjN
GRMZM2G025326_P01 JmjC JmjN
GRMZM2G025658_P01 AT_hook JmjC
GRMZM2G027075_P02 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G027075_P03 JmjN
GRMZM2G044301_P01 FYRC FYRN JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G054162_P01 AT_hook JmjC
GRMZM2G057466_P01 JmjC JmjN
GRMZM2G060919_P01 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G060919_P02 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G061170_P01 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G061170_P02 JmjN
GRMZM2G070885_P01 JmjC
GRMZM2G078198_P01 F-box JmjC
GRMZM2G078198_P02 F-box JmjC
GRMZM2G080760_P01 JmjC
GRMZM2G080760_P02 JmjC
GRMZM2G080760_P03 JmjC
GRMZM2G080760_P04 JmjC
GRMZM2G081556_P01 JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G081556_P02 JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G081556_P03 JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G107109_P02 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G107109_P03 JmjN
GRMZM2G108589_P01 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G108589_P02 JmjN
GRMZM2G115717_P01 AT_hook JmjC
GRMZM2G117538_P01 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G117538_P02 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G140524_P01 FYRC FYRN JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G142964_P03 JmjC
GRMZM2G152877_P01 JmjC
GRMZM2G156910_P02 FYRC FYRN JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G162582_P03 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G162582_P05 JmjN
GRMZM2G174447_P01 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G174447_P02 JmjN
GRMZM2G177418_P01 FYRC FYRN JmjC zf-C5HC2
GRMZM2G180086_P01 JmjC JmjN zf-C5HC2

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