Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Spinacia oleracea
NAC Family
Species TF ID Description
Sp_012420_kmmx.t1NAC family protein
Sp_017620_pjxq.t1NAC family protein
Sp_023520_maiw.t1NAC family protein
Sp_028020_doqm.t1NAC family protein
Sp_028340_qorz.t1NAC family protein
Sp_028800_hini.t1NAC family protein
Sp_029270_fytx.t1NAC family protein
Sp_038920_kxzf.t1NAC family protein
Sp_042010_qucd.t1NAC family protein
Sp_042070_dnka.t1NAC family protein
Sp_045090_gksa.t1NAC family protein
Sp_052960_tidn.t1NAC family protein
Sp_054400_ncjx.t1NAC family protein
Sp_068500_rmfu.t1NAC family protein
Sp_068500_rmfu.t2NAC family protein
Sp_070070_xooc.t1NAC family protein
Sp_077990_tktk.t1NAC family protein
Sp_078870_dnps.t1NAC family protein
Sp_101360_cwuq.t1NAC family protein
Sp_103190_meji.t1NAC family protein
Sp_104120_otma.t1NAC family protein
Sp_109500_rfdz.t1NAC family protein
Sp_115210_owps.t1NAC family protein
Sp_116880_ggqf.t1NAC family protein
Sp_117630_eqqm.t1NAC family protein
Sp_122510_icgu.t1NAC family protein
Sp_132120_iify.t1NAC family protein
Sp_132620_gfwn.t1NAC family protein
Sp_133980_jnif.t1NAC family protein
Sp_134920_hygk.t1NAC family protein
Sp_139660_rjuj.t1NAC family protein
Sp_141550_dcsg.t1NAC family protein
Sp_144330_pdzi.t1NAC family protein
Sp_161730_oeip.t1NAC family protein
Sp_169590_jqkq.t1NAC family protein
Sp_172350_xysh.t1NAC family protein
Sp_172960_rzse.t1NAC family protein
Sp_175790_efrn.t1NAC family protein
Sp_184590_qemt.t2NAC family protein
Sp_186950_uzmo.t1NAC family protein
Sp_197950_fmps.t1NAC family protein
Sp_209620_ffcc.t1NAC family protein
Sp_213220_watr.t1NAC family protein
Sp_213220_watr.t2NAC family protein
Sp_215690_ridj.t1NAC family protein
NAC Family Introduction

NAM, ATAF, and CUC (NAC) transcription factors comprise a large protein family. Proteins of this family contain a highly conserved N-terminal DNA-binding domain and a variable C-terminal domain (Xie et al. 2000; Duval et al. 2002; Ernst et al. 2004; Olsen et al. 2005). NAC was originally derived from the names of three proteins, no apical meristem (NAM), ATAF1-2, and CUC2 (cup-shaped cotyledon), that contain a similar DNA-binding domain (Souer et al. 1996; Aida et al. 1997). The early reported NAC transcription factors are implicated in various aspects of plant development. A few examples are NAM from Petunia (Souer et al. 1996) and CUC1-2 (Aida et al. 1997) from Arabidopsis which have roles in controlling the formation of boundary cells of the meristem; NAP (Sablowski and Meyerowitz 1998) from Arabidopsis which acts as a target gene of AP3/PI and functions in the transition between cell division and cell expansion in stamens and petals; and AtNAC1 which mediates auxin signaling to promote lateral root development (Xie et al. 2000). Recently, a few NAC transcription factors were reported to play an essential role in regulating senescence, cell division, and wood formation (Ishida et al. 2000; Takada et al. 2001; Vroemen et al. 2003; Weir et al. 2004; Kubo et al. 2005; Kim et al. 2006; Zhong et al. 2006; Demura and Fukuda 2007; Ko et al. 2007; Mitsuda et al. 2007; Zhong et al. 2007).

NAM, ATAF, and CUC proteins were also found to participate in plant responses to pathogens, viral infections, and environmental stimuli (Xie et al. 1999; Ren et al. 2000; Collinge and Boller 2001; Kim et al. 2007). In Arabidopsis, three NAC genes, ANAC019, ANAC055, and ANAC072, were induced by drought, salinity, and/or low temperature (Tran et al. 2004), and the transgenic Arabidopsis plants overexpressing these genes showed improved stress tolerance compared to the wild type (Tran et al. 2004). Furthermore, proteins of these genes can bind to a ciselement containing CATGTG motif (Tran et al. 2004).

Fang Y, You J, Xie K, Xie W, Xiong L.
Systematic sequence analysis and identification of tissue-specific or stress-responsive genes of NAC transcription factor family in rice.
Mol Genet Genomics, 2008. 280(6): p. 547-63.
PMID: 18813954