Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor



Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Factor, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic

Neurotrophic Factor, Brain-Derived

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)