Peripheral benzodiazepine receptor-related protein
Peripheral type benzodiazepine receptor
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor
translocator protein (18kDa)
FunctionResponsible for the manifestation of peripheral-type benzodiazepine recognition sites and is most likely to comprise binding domains for benzodiazepines and isoquinoline carboxamides. May play a role in the transport of porphyrins and heme. Plays a role in the transport of cholesterol across mitochondrial membranes in steroidogenic cells.
Tissue specificityFound in many tissue types. Expressed at the highest levels under normal conditions in tissues that synthesize steroids.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the TspO/BZRP family.