FunctionActs as an inhibitor of histone acetyltransferase activity; prevents acetylation of all core histones by the EP300/p300 histone acetyltransferase at p53/TP53-regulated target promoters in a histone deacetylases (HDAC)-independent manner. Acts as a transcription corepressor of p53/TP53- and TP63-mediated transactivation of the p21/CDKN1A promoter. Involved in the regulation of p53/TP53-dependent apoptosis. Associates together with TP63 isoform TA*-gamma to the p21/CDKN1A promoter.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the NOC2 family.
Cellular localizationNucleus > nucleoplasm. Nucleus > nucleolus. Translocates from the nucleoli to the nucleoplasm in presence of several stressors like ultraviolet irradiation and actinomycin-D. Predominantly detected in the nucleoli in non-mitotic cells. Predominantly detected in nucleoplasma in cells undergoing mitosis.