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Chemical Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Name Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Equivalent Terms BDNF | Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor | Factor, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic | Neurotrophic Factor, Brain-Derived
Definition A member of the nerve growth factor family of trophic factors. In the brain BDNF has a trophic action on retinal, cholinergic, and dopaminergic neurons, and in the peripheral nervous system it acts on both motor and sensory neurons. (From Kendrew, The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D019208
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ChemicalsBiological Factors Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Nerve Growth Factors Has associated genes Has associated diseases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

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Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
  Betrofin 3
  Betrofin 4
  brain-derived growth factor
  brain-derived neurotrophic factor, human
  brain-derived neurotrophic factor precursor
  r-metHuBDNF protein, recombinant