PlantTFDB
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Catharanthus roseus
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
cra_locus_10416_iso_5Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_10416_iso_6Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_12119_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_12119_iso_3Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_12119_iso_5Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_12119_iso_6Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_13212_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_13212_iso_2Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_17265_iso_2Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_1842_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_1842_iso_2Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_1842_iso_3Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_1842_iso_6Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_1842_iso_9Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_442_iso_4Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_442_iso_9Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_6272_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_7055_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_7055_iso_5Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_7055_iso_6Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_7055_iso_7Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_778_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_778_iso_2Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_778_iso_3Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_778_iso_4Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_1Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_2Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_3Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_4Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_6Nin-like family protein
cra_locus_8807_iso_7Nin-like family protein
Nin-like Family Introduction

Nodule inception initially relies on cell competence in a narrow infection zone located just behind the growing root tip. Older nodules then regulate the number of nodules on a root system by suppressing the development of nodule primordia. Nin (for nodule inception) is required for the formation of infection threads and the initiation of primordia. NIN protein has regional similarity to transcription factors, and the predicted DNA-binding/dimerization domain identifies and typifies a consensus motif conserved in plant proteins with a function in nitrogen-controlled development.

The nitrogen regulation of nodule organogenesis and Chlamydomonas gametogenesis together with the conserved domain embedding the RWP-RK motif of NIN and Mid indicate that this domain is involved in the regulation of genes controlled by nitrogen status. Because the conserved domain was found only in proteins from algae and higher plants, this class of regulator proteins probably evolved after the common ancestor of algae and plants diverged from the other eukaryotes.

Schauser L, Roussis A, Stiller J, Stougaard J.
A plant regulator controlling development of symbiotic root nodules
Nature. 1999 Nov 11;402(6758):191-5.
PMID: 10647012