PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Glycine soja
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
KHN06188.1Nin-like family protein
KHN08082.1Nin-like family protein
KHN09331.1Nin-like family protein
KHN12143.1Nin-like family protein
KHN19503.1Nin-like family protein
KHN19963.1Nin-like family protein
KHN20112.1Nin-like family protein
KHN21757.1Nin-like family protein
KHN23357.1Nin-like family protein
KHN23358.1Nin-like family protein
KHN25315.1Nin-like family protein
KHN26249.1Nin-like family protein
KHN29688.1Nin-like family protein
KHN29879.1Nin-like family protein
KHN30083.1Nin-like family protein
KHN32531.1Nin-like family protein
KHN33284.1Nin-like family protein
KHN33645.1Nin-like family protein
KHN33800.1Nin-like family protein
KHN35961.1Nin-like family protein
KHN41473.1Nin-like family protein
KHN41823.1Nin-like family protein
KHN46870.1Nin-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