Peripheral benzodiazepine receptor-related protein
Peripheral type benzodiazepine receptor
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor
translocator protein (18kDa)
Responsible 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.
Found in many tissue types. Expressed at the highest levels under normal conditions in tissues that synthesize steroids.