Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), like nerve growth factor (NGF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), is a member of the NGF family of neurotrophins, which are required for the differentiation and survival of specific neuronal subpopulations in both the central and the peripheral nervous systems (Minichiello & Klein; Minichiello et al.). BDNF binds with high affinity to the TRKB kinase receptor, and activates AKT and ERK pathways (Mattson et al.). It is expressed in hippocampus, cortex, and synapses of the basal forebrain. BDNF acts as a survival factor for human embryonic stem cells when plated on either feeder cells or Corning® Matrigel® (Pyle et al.). BDNF regulates synaptic transmission and plasticity at adult synapses in the central nervous system, contributes to adaptive neuronal responses including long-term potentiation, long-term depression, certain forms of short-term synaptic plasticity, as well as homeostatic regulation of neuronal excitability (Reichardt). It also has a role in neurogenesis by promoting survival and growth of dorsal root ganglion cells, and hippocampal and cortical neurons (Binder & Scharfman). BDNF, together with glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and other supplements, is commonly used to differentiate human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived neural progenitor cells into neurons (Brafman). This product is animal component-free.
Abrineurin, ANON2, BULN2, Neurotrophin, MGC34632
Neural Cells, PSC-Derived, Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells, Neurons
(A) The biological activity of Human Recombinant BDNF, ACF was tested by its ability to promote the proliferation of a neuroblastoma cell line stably expressing TrkB (BR6). Cell proliferation was measured using a colorimetric assay method. The EC50 is defined as the effective concentration of the growth factor at which cell proliferation is at 50% of maximum. The EC50 in the above example is 5 ng/mL. For a representative bioactivity plot of C6 cell proliferation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(B) 1 μg of Human Recombinant BDNF, ACF was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (+) and non-reducing (-) conditions and visualized by Coomassie Blue staining. Human Recombinant BDNF, ACF is a homodimer of 13.6 kDa subunits with a predicted molecular mass of 27.3 kDa.
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Human Recombinant BDNF, ACF
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