Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor in neurosteroid biosynthesis, neuropathology and neurological disorders.

Abstract

The peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor is a mitochondrial protein expressed at high levels in steroid synthesizing tissues, including the glial cells of the brain. Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor binds cholesterol with high affinity and is a key element of the cholesterol mitochondrial import machinery responsible for supplying the substrate… (More)

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@article{Papadopoulos2006PeripheraltypeBR, title={Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor in neurosteroid biosynthesis, neuropathology and neurological disorders.}, author={Vassilios Papadopoulos and Laurent Lecanu and R C Brown and Z J Han and Z X Yao}, journal={Neuroscience}, year={2006}, volume={138 3}, pages={749-56} }