Binds to FN14 and possibly also to TNRFSF12/APO3. Weak inducer of apoptosis in some cell types. Mediates NF-kappa-B activation. Promotes angiogenesis and the proliferation of endothelial cells. Also involved in induction of inflammatory cytokines. Homotrimer (Potential). Interacts with the angiogenic factor AGGF1/VG5Q. Highly expressed in adult heart, pancreas, skeletal muscle, brain, colon, small intestine, lung, ovary, prostate, spleen, lymph node, appendix and peripheral blood lymphocytes. Low expression in kidney, testis, liver, placenta, thymus and bone marrow. Also detected in fetal kidney, liver, lung and brain. Belongs to the tumor necrosis factor family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Cytokine; Apoptosis; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Cellular Component: extracellular space; integral to plasma membrane; perinuclear region of cytoplasm