PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Malus domestica
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
MDP0000125133Nin-like family protein
MDP0000132856Nin-like family protein
MDP0000141137Nin-like family protein
MDP0000147526Nin-like family protein
MDP0000192895Nin-like family protein
MDP0000215412Nin-like family protein
MDP0000239938Nin-like family protein
MDP0000246881Nin-like family protein
MDP0000252573Nin-like family protein
MDP0000261199Nin-like family protein
MDP0000265619Nin-like family protein
MDP0000266172Nin-like family protein
MDP0000291622Nin-like family protein
MDP0000424651Nin-like family protein
MDP0000584547Nin-like family protein
MDP0000788505Nin-like family protein
MDP0000819497Nin-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