PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
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Capsella rubella
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Carubv10004068mNin-like family protein
Carubv10004069mNin-like family protein
Carubv10004070mNin-like family protein
Carubv10004076mNin-like family protein
Carubv10005148mNin-like family protein
Carubv10006357mNin-like family protein
Carubv10008300mNin-like family protein
Carubv10011133mNin-like family protein
Carubv10012927mNin-like family protein
Carubv10013119mNin-like family protein
Carubv10016665mNin-like family protein
Carubv10019754mNin-like family protein
Carubv10019812mNin-like family protein
Carubv10021541mNin-like family protein
Carubv10022595mNin-like family protein
Carubv10027579mNin-like family protein
Carubv10027922mNin-like family protein
Carubv10028317mNin-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