BDNF

Recombinant Human BDNF

Product Type
Recombinant Protein
Specificity
BDNF

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a potent neurotrophin and member of the NGF-beta family, secreted from dense core vesicles, which promotes the growth, differentiation and survival of neurons within, or directly connected to, the central nervous system.

BDNF signals through binding to the high affinity receptor trkB, and also binds to the low affinity neurotrophin receptor LNGFR. BDNF is involved in the modulation of short-term synaptic function and in the formation of long-term memory, and reduced levels of BDNF are seen in patients with Alzheimer's and Huntington disease (Girota et al. 2022).

Target Species
Human
Product Form
Purified recombinant protein - lyophilized
Reconstitution
Reconstitute with 100 ul distilled water. Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution.
Preparation
Purified recombinant BDNF expressed in E.coli
Preservative Stabilisers
None present
Carrier Free
Yes
Activity
Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of rat C6 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 0.5-1.0 μg/ml.
Purity
>98% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
Approx. Protein Concentrations
0.1 mg/ml after reconstitution
Protein Molecular Weight
27.0 kDa (119 amino acid homodimer)
Endotoxin Level
< 1.0 EU/ug
Regulatory
For research purposes only
Guarantee
Guaranteed for 3 months from the date of reconstitution or until the date of expiry, whichever comes first. Please see label for expiry date.

Prior to reconstitution store at -20oC.
After reconstitution store at -20oC.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Functional Assays
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.

Synonyms
BRAIN-DERIVED Neurotrophic Factor
UniProt
P23560
Entrez Gene
BDNF
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