Tumor protein p53 inducible nuclear protein 2; Dual regulator of transcription and autophagy. Positively regulates autophagy and is required for autophagosome formation and processing. May act as a scaffold protein that recruits MAP1LC3A, GABARAP and GABARAPL2 and brings them to the autophagosome membrane by interacting with VMP1 where, in cooperation with the BECN1-PI3-kinase class III complex, they trigger autophagosome development. Acts as a transcriptional activator of THRA.
Synonyms: TP53INP2, Q5JX65, Q5JX66, Q8IXH6, TP53INP2-001 ...