Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Oryza sativa subsp. japonica mTERF Family

Description

Roberti et al. 2009: The MTERF family is a wide protein family, identified in Metazoa and plants, which consists of 4 subfamilies named MTERF1-4. Proteins belonging to this family are localized in mitochondria and have a modular architecture based on repetitions of a 30 amino acid module, the mTERF motif, containing leucine zipper-like heptads. The MTERF family includes the characterized transcription termination factors human mTERF, sea urchin mtDBP and Drosophila DmTTF. In vitro and in vivo studies show that these factors play different roles which are not restricted to transcription termination, but concern also transcription inititiation and the control of mtDNA replication. The multiplicity of functions could be related to the differences in the gene organization of the mitochondrial genomes. Studies on the function of human and Drosophila MTERF3 factor showed that the protein acts as negative regulator of mitochondrial transcription, possibly in cooperation with other still unknown factors. The complete elucidation of the role of the MTERF family members will allow to unravel the molecular mechanisms of mtDNA transcription and replication.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess mTERF domain

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:

References

There are 37 gene models in this family



Gene modelDescriptionDomains
LOC_Os02g36780.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g39040.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g51450.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g51450.2 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g51460.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g54200.1 mitochondrial transcription termination factor family protein, putative, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os02g54200.2 mitochondrial transcription termination factor family protein, putative, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os03g24590.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os03g57149.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os04g54510.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os05g33440.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os05g33460.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os05g33460.2 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os05g33500.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os05g34160.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12040.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12050.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12060.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12070.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12080.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12100.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12110.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os06g12110.2 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os07g04230.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os07g22670.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os07g24090.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os07g39430.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os08g40430.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os08g40630.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os08g40630.2 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os09g38720.1 mTERF domain containing protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g09990.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g10000.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g10040.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g10040.2 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g10040.3 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF
LOC_Os11g14130.1 mTERF family protein, expressed mTERF

General references

Roberti, M; Polosa, PL; Bruni, F; Manzari, C; Deceglie, S; Gadaleta, MN; Cantatore, P. 2009. The MTERF family proteins: Mitochondrial transcription regulators and beyond. Biochim. Biophys. Acta PUBMEDID:19366610