Encodes a member of the auxin response factor family. ARFs bind to the cis element 5'-TGTCTC-3' ARFs mediate changes in gene expression in response to auxin. ARF's form heterodimers with IAA/AUX genes. ARF1 enhances mutant phenotypes of ARF2 and may act with ARF2 to control aspects of maturation and senescence.ARF1:LUC and 3xHA:ARF1 proteins have a half-life of ~3-4 hours and their degradation is reduced by proteasome inhibitors. 3xHA:ARF1 degradation is not affected by a pre-treatment with IAA. A nuclear-targeted fusion protein containing the middle region of ARF1 linked to LUC:NLS has a similar half-life to the full-length ARF1:LUC construct. The degradation of 3xHA:ARF1 is not affected in an axr6-3 mutant grown at room temperature, although the degradation of AXR2/IAA7 is slowed under these conditions.