At1g45249: ABF2 (ABSCISIC ACID RESPONSIVE ELEMENTS-BINDING FACTOR 2)

Leucine zipper transcription factor that binds to the abscisic acid (ABA)���responsive element (ABRE) motif in the promoter region of ABA-inducible genes. Enhances drought tolerance in vegetative tissues. Required for normal glucose response. Localized in the nucleus. Expressed constitutively in roots, leaf vascular tissues, and hydathodes or in all tissues under stress conditions. It's phosphorylated by a ABA-activated 42-KDa kinase. Overexpression of the phosphorylated active form of AREB1 expressed many ABA-inducible genes, such as RD29B, without ABA treatment.