Conserved Site

Nodulation protein A, NodA, conserved site (IPR020567)

Short name: Nodulation_prot_NodA_CS


Rhizobial nodulation (Nod) factors are signalling molecules secreted by root-nodulating rhizobia in response to flavanoids excreted by the host plant. They induce various symbiotic responses on the roots of the leguminous host plant at low concentrations, and are required for successful infection [PMID: 11732607]. Nodulation factors are lipo-chitooligosaccharides made by bacterial nitrogen-fixing bacteria as a signal to plant hosts. Nod factors differ slightly from system to system and serve as host range determinants.

This signature pattern identifies a conserved region in the first third of the protein.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0016746 transferase activity, transferring acyl groups

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns