Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Amaranthus hypochondriacus
NAC Family
Species TF ID Description
AHYPO_001248-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_001663-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_001938-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_002480-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_003129-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_003454-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_004169-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_004861-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_005582-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_005917-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_006792-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_007255-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_007548-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_007963-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_008111-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_008532-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_008586-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_009365-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_009543-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_009690-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_010449-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_010500-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_010646-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_011135-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_011586-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_012201-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_013086-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_013259-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_013998-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_014151-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_014758-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_015602-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_015615-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_015940-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_017377-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_017491-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_019273-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_019388-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_019896-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_020247-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_020702-RANAC family protein
AHYPO_021403-RANAC 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