Fungal Transcription Factor Database

Detalied information of TF Family

Detailed information of TF Family

TF family name

Helix-turn-helix, AraC type


Many bacterial transcription regulation proteins bind DNA through a 'helix-turn-helix' (HTH) motif. One major subfamily of these proteins is related to the arabinose operon regulatory protein AraC [1], 2. Except for celD, all of these proteins seem to be positive transcriptional factors. Although the sequences belonging to this family differ somewhat in length, in nearly every case the HTH motif is situated towards the C-terminus in the third quarter of most of the sequences. The minimal DNA binding domain spans roughly 100 residues and comprises two HTH subdomains; the classical HTH domain and another HTH subdomain with similarity to the classical HTH domain but with an insertion of one residue in the turn-region. The N-terminal and central regions of these proteins are presumed to interact with effector molecules and may be involved in dimerization. The known structure of MarA (P27246) shows that the AraC domain is alpha helical and shows the two HTH subdomains both bind the major groove of the DNA. The two HTH subdomains are separated by only 27 angstroms, which causes the cognate DNA to bend.


There is no defined InterPro Term for selection creteria.

# of TFs

28 TFs in 4 Fusarium species


4 reference(s) found in this TF family

Subcellular localization

PSORT2: 0 (0.00 %)
pTARGET: 0 (0.00 %)
List for Subcellular information

TF Family map

TF Family Map of Helix-turn-helix, AraC type