Molecular characterization of AtNAM: a member of theArabidopsis NAC domain superfamily

Molecular characterization of AtNAM: a member of theArabidopsis NAC domain superfamily The petunia NAM and Arabidopsis ATAF1 and CUC2 genes define the conserved NAC domain. In petunia, loss-of-function nam mutants result in embryos that fail to elaborate shoot apical meristems (SAM), and nam seedlings do not develop shoots and leaves. We have isolated a NAC domain gene, AtNAM, from an Arabidopsis developing seed cDNA library. Expression of AtNAM mRNA is restricted primarily to the region of the embryo including the SAM. The AtNAM gene contains three exons and is located on Chromosome 1. In vivo assays in yeast demonstrate that AtNAM encodes a transcription factor and that the NAC domain includes a specific DNA binding domain (DBD). The AtNAM DBD is contained within a 60 amino acid region which potentially folds into a helix-turn-helix motif that specifically binds to the CaMV 35S promoter. The putative transcriptional activation domain is located in the C-terminal region of the protein, a highly divergent region among NAC domain-containing genes. The Arabidopsis genome contains 90 predicted NAC domain genes; we refer to these collectively as the AtNAC superfamily. The first two exons of all members of this superfamily encode the NAC domain. Most AtNAC genes contain three exons with the last exon encoding an activation domain. A subfamily of AtNAC genes contains additional terminal exons coding for protein domains whose functions are unknown. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Molecular characterization of AtNAM: a member of theArabidopsis NAC domain superfamily

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/molecular-characterization-of-atnam-a-member-of-thearabidopsis-nac-by2FCycPl5
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016028530943
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The petunia NAM and Arabidopsis ATAF1 and CUC2 genes define the conserved NAC domain. In petunia, loss-of-function nam mutants result in embryos that fail to elaborate shoot apical meristems (SAM), and nam seedlings do not develop shoots and leaves. We have isolated a NAC domain gene, AtNAM, from an Arabidopsis developing seed cDNA library. Expression of AtNAM mRNA is restricted primarily to the region of the embryo including the SAM. The AtNAM gene contains three exons and is located on Chromosome 1. In vivo assays in yeast demonstrate that AtNAM encodes a transcription factor and that the NAC domain includes a specific DNA binding domain (DBD). The AtNAM DBD is contained within a 60 amino acid region which potentially folds into a helix-turn-helix motif that specifically binds to the CaMV 35S promoter. The putative transcriptional activation domain is located in the C-terminal region of the protein, a highly divergent region among NAC domain-containing genes. The Arabidopsis genome contains 90 predicted NAC domain genes; we refer to these collectively as the AtNAC superfamily. The first two exons of all members of this superfamily encode the NAC domain. Most AtNAC genes contain three exons with the last exon encoding an activation domain. A subfamily of AtNAC genes contains additional terminal exons coding for protein domains whose functions are unknown.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off