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Product overview

  • Name
    BDNF (human)
  • Short description
    Member of the neurotrophin growth factor family. Plays an important role in synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis.
  • Biological description

    BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is a member of the neurotrophin growth factor family and is highly expressed in the brain. BDNF activates the TrkB and p75 (P75NTR) neurotrophin receptors.

    BDNF plays an important role in brain development, physiology and pathology. Dysregulation of BDNF signaling is involved in several neurodegenerative disorders and BDNF also exerts effects on appetite, anxiety, cognition, reward and learning and memory.

    Synaptic transmission and plasticity
    BDNF is involved in the regulation of synaptic transmission and activity-dependent synaptic plasticity by both pre- and post- synaptic mechanisms. BDNF appears to strengthen excitatory (glutamtergic) synapses and weaken inhibitory (GABAergic) synapses.

    BDNF contributes to adaptive neuronal responses such as LTP (long-term potentiation), LTD (long-term depression) and certain forms of short-term synaptic plasticity.

    BDNF is an important regulator of neurogenesis and plays an important role in the developmental processes. BDNF has growth- and survival- promoting actions on various neurons, including dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cells and hippocampal and cortical neurons.

    BDNF (human) is a recombinant protein expressed in and extracted from E. coli and purified to homogeneity.

  • Species of origin
  • Alternative names
    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, MGC34632
  • Biological action
  • Purity
  • Citations



  • Molecular Weight
  • Sequence (one letter)
  • CAS Number
  • Source
    Escherichia Coli
  • Appearance
    White solid
  • Formulation
    Sterile filtered, white lyophilized powder


  • Application notes
    ED50 = 1.3-2 µg/ml (determined by the dose-dependent induction of C6 cells proliferation)

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in sterile deionized water (not less than 100 µg/ml)
  • Handling
    • Solutions should be made in sterile deionized water (not less than 100 µg/ml). This solution can then be further diluted with other aqueous solutions.
    • Following reconstitution, solutions may be stored at 4°C and are useable for around 2-7 days.
    • For long term storage, a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA) should be added to the stock solutions. Solutions should be aliquoted into tightly sealed vials for storage at -20°C. Freeze-thaw cycles should be prevented.
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use

References for BDNF (human)

  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

    Binder and Scharfman (2004) Growth Factors 22(3) : 123-31
    PubMedID: 15518235
  • Cultured hippocampal neurons show responses to BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4, but not NGF.

    Ip et al (1993) J Neurosci 13(8) : 3394-405
    PubMedID: 7688038
  • The ability of BDNF to modify neurogenesis and depressive-like behaviors is dependent upon phosphorylation of tyrosine residues 365/367 in the GABA(A)-receptor γ2 subunit.

    Vithlani et al (2013) J Neurosci 33(39) : 15567-77
    PubMedID: 24068823
  • Neurotrophins: roles in neuronal development and function.

    Huang and Reichardt (2001) Annu Rev Neurosci 24 : 677-736
    PubMedID: 11520916
  • BDNF function in adult synaptic plasticity: the synaptic consolidation hypothesis.

    Bramham and Messaoudi (2005) Prog Neurobiol 76(2) : 99-125
    PubMedID: 16099088
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The following papers have cited the use of BDNF (human) (HB3485) from Hello Bio. If you have published a paper using this product, and it is not shown here, then please tell us! We will send you a free gift as a thank you!
  • Increasing cellular lifespan with a flow system in organotypic culture of the Laterodorsal Tegmentum (LDT).

    Romero-Leguizamón et al(2019) Sci Rep. 6(1) : 1486
    PubMedID: 30728375
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