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NAC transcription factors: structurally distinct, functionally diverse

NAC transcription factors: structurally distinct, functionally diverse

Trends in Plant Science 10(2): 79-87

NAC proteins constitute one of the largest families of plant-specific transcription factors, and the family is present in a wide range of land plants. Here, we summarize the biological and molecular functions of the NAC family, paying particular attention to the intricate regulation of NAC protein level and localization, and to the first indications of NAC participation in transcription factor networks. The recent determination of the DNA and protein binding NAC domain structure offers insight into the molecular functions of the protein family. Research into NAC transcription factors has demonstrated the importance of this protein family in the biology of plants and the need for further studies.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2004.12.010

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