Summary of DBI

This gene encodes a protein that is regulated by hormones and is involved in lipid metabolism (R). 

The Function of DBI

Binds medium- and long-chain acyl-CoA esters with very high affinity and may function as an intracellular carrier of acyl-CoA esters. It is also able to displace diazepam from the benzodiazepine (BZD) recognition site located on the GABA type A receptor. It is therefore possible that this protein also acts as a neuropeptide to modulate the action of the GABA receptor.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Acyl-CoA-binding protein

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Diazepam-binding inhibitor

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