Plant Transcription Factor Database
Previous version: v3.0
Lotus japonicus
Nin-like Family
Species TF ID Description
Lj0g3v0169309.1Nin-like family protein
Lj0g3v0280059.1Nin-like family protein
Lj0g3v0358659.1Nin-like family protein
Lj0g3v0358669.1Nin-like family protein
Lj1g3v2295200.1Nin-like family protein
Lj1g3v2295200.2Nin-like family protein
Lj1g3v2295200.3Nin-like family protein
Lj1g3v2295200.4Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v0381780.1Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v0381780.2Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v1623180.1Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v1643300.1Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v3373100.1Nin-like family protein
Lj2g3v3373110.1Nin-like family protein
Lj3g3v0339060.1Nin-like family protein
Lj3g3v0339060.2Nin-like family protein
Lj3g3v3336070.1Nin-like family protein
Lj3g3v3336070.2Nin-like family protein
Lj4g3v1635310.1Nin-like family protein
Lj5g3v1999250.1Nin-like family protein
Lj5g3v1999250.2Nin-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