Beta-dystrobrevin, also termed dystrobrevin beta (DTN-B), is a dystrophin-related protein that is restricted to non-muscle tissues and is abundantly expressed in brain, lung, kidney, and liver. It may be involved in regulating chromatin dynamics, possibly playing a role in neuronal differentiation, through the interactions with the high mobility group HMG20 proteins iBRAF/HMG20a and BRAF35 /HMG20b. It also binds to and represses the promoter of synapsin I, a neuronal differentiation gene. Moreover, beta-dystrobrevin functions as a kinesin-binding receptor involved in brain development via the association with the extracellular matrix components pancortins. Furthermore, beta-dystrobrevin binds directly to dystrophin and is a cytoplasmic component of the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex, a multimeric protein complex that links the extracellular matrix to the cortical actin cytoskeleton and acts as a scaffold for signaling proteins such as protein kinase A. Absence of alpha- and beta-dystrobrevin causes cerebellar synaptic defects and abnormal motor behavior. Beta-dystrobrevin has a compact cluster of domains comprising four EF-hand-like motifs and a ZZ-domain, followed by a looser region with two coiled-coils. These domains are believed to be involved in protein-protein interactions. In addition, beta-dystrobrevin contain two syntrophin binding sites (SBSs).