The peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor is functionally linked to Leydig cell steroidogenesis.

@article{Papadopoulos1990ThePB,
  title={The peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor is functionally linked to Leydig cell steroidogenesis.},
  author={Vassilios Papadopoulos and Alexey G. Mukhin and Eva Costa and Karl E. Krueger},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={265 7},
  pages={3772-9}
}
Testicular mitochondria were previously shown to contain an abundance of peripheral-type benzodiazepine recognition site(s)/receptor(s) (PBR). We have previously purified, cloned, and expressed an Mr 18,000 PBR protein (Antkiewicz-Michaluk, Mukhin, A. G., Guidotti, A., and Krueger, K. E. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 17317-17321; (Sprengel, R., Werner, P., Seeburg, P. H., Mukhin, A. G., Santi, M. R., Grayson, D. R., Guidotti, A., and Krueger, K. E. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 20415-20421); and in… CONTINUE READING