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Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

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)

Year introduced: 1997

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.860.100, D12.776.467.860.100, D12.776.631.600.100, D23.529.850.100

MeSH Unique ID: D019208

Entry Terms:

  • Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor
  • Factor, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic
  • Neurotrophic Factor, Brain-Derived
  • BDNF

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