Literature associating TSPO and cerebrovascular disease
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor; Can bind protoporphyrin IX and may play a role in the transport of porphyrins and heme (By similarity). Promotes the transport of cholesterol across mitochondrial membranes and may play a role in lipid metabolism, but its precise physiological role is controversial. It is apparently not required for steroid hormone biosynthesis. Was initially identified as peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor; can also bind isoquinoline carboxamides; Belongs to the TspO/BZRP family.
Synonyms: TSPO, B1AH87, B1AH88, J3QLD3, O76068 ...