PlantRegMap/PlantTFDB v5.0
Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0 v4.0
Ziziphus jujuba
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
XP_015865811.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015865812.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015866231.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015866232.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015866233.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015866234.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015866235.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015883470.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015884122.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015884123.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015889629.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015893083.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015893088.1Nin-like family protein
XP_015896060.1Nin-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