Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a protein found in neurons where it helps to support their survival and encourage neuro- and synaptogenesis. Various studies have shown possible links between low levels of BDNF and conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and senile dementia of Alzheimer's type, a disorder or loss of mental functions resulting from brain tissue changes.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P23560


Myriad RBM Publications Publications
Modulation of blood inflammatory markers by benralizumab in patients with eosinophilic airway diseases (2019) Sridhar S, Liu H, Damera G, Newbold P Respiratory Research
Phase Ib Study of Glasdegib, A Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor, in (2018) Savona M, Pollyea D, Stock W, Oehler V, Schroeder MA, Lancet J, McCloskey J, Kantarigian H, Ma WW, Shaik MN, Laird AD, Zeremski M, O'Connell A, Chan G, Cortes JE Clinical Cancer Research
Dendritic cell immunotherapy followed by cART interruption during HIV-1 infection induces plasma protein markers of cellular immunity and neutrophil recruitment (2018) van den Ham HJ, Cooper J, Tomasik J, Bahn S, Aerts J, Oseterhaus A, Gruters R, Andeweg A PLoS One
Key Proteins Involed in Spheroid Formation and Angiogenesis in Endothelial Cells After Long-Term Exposure to Simulated Microgravity (2018) Dittrich A, Grimm D, Sahana J, Bauer J, Kruger M, Infanger M, Magnusson N Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 2018
IL-17 blockade with secukinumab in peripheral spondyloarthritis impacts synovial immunopathology without compromising systemic immune responses (2018) van Mens LJJ, van de Sande MGH, Menegatti S, Chen S, Blijdorp ICP, de Jong HM, Fluri IA, Latuhihin TE, van Kuijk AWR, Rogge L, Yeremenko NG, Baeten DLP Arthritis Rheumatol
Networks of blood proteins in the neuroimmunology of schizophrenia (2018) Jeffries CD, Perkins DO, Fournier M, Do KQ, Cuenod M, Khadimallah I, Domenici E, Addington J, Bearden CE, Cadenhead KS, Cannon TD, Cornblatt BA, Mathalon DH, McGlashan TH, Seidman LJ, Tsuang M, Walker EF, Woods SW Transl Psychiatry
Synergistic Cytokine Effects as Apremilast Response Predictors in Patients With Psoriasis (2018) Garcet S, Nograles K, Correa da Rosa J, Schafer PH, Krueger JG Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Medial Forebrain Bundle Deep Brain Stimulation Reverses Anhedonic-Like Behavior in a Chronic Model of Depression: Importance of BDNF and Inflammatory Cytokines (2018) Dandekar MP, Saxena A, Scaini G, Shin JH, Migut A, Giridharan VV, Zhou Y, Barichello T, Soares JC, Quevedo J, Fenoy AJ Molecular Neurobiology
Serum Apolipoprotein E and Other Inflammatory Markers Can Identify Non-Responding Patients to a Dendritic Cell Vaccine (2018) Leeman H, Kaminska E, Green D, Bodman-Smith M, Gravett A, Bodman-Smith K, Copier J, Coulton G, Fusi A, Dalgleish AG Translational Oncology
Inflammatory profile discriminates clinical subtypes in LRRK2-associated Parkinson's disease (2017) Brockmann K, Schulte C, Schneiderhan-Marra N, Apel A, Pont-Sunyer C, Vilas D, Ruiz-Martinez J, Langkamp M, Corvol JC, Cormier F, Knorpp T, Joos TO, Bernard A, Gasser T, Marras C, Schule B, Aasly JO, Foroud T, Marti-Masso JF, Brice A, Tolosa E, Berg D, Maetzler W. Eur J Neurol
High false-positive rate of a putative biomarker test to aid in the diagnosis of schizophrenia (2016) Wehler CA, Preskorn, SH Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Effects of Acute Endurance Exercise on Plasma Protein Profiles of Endurance-Trained and Untrained Individuals over Time (2016) Schild M, Eichner G, Beiter T, Zuegel M, Niess AM, Steinacker JM, Mooren FC Mediators of Inflammation
Inflammatory Profile in Lrrk2-Associated Prodromal and Clinical Pd (2016) Brockmann K, Apel A, Schulte C, Schneiderhan-Marra N, Pont-Sunyer C, Vilas D, Ruiz-Martinez J, Langkamp M, Corvol J-C, Cormier F, Knorpp T, Joos TO, Gasser T, Schüle B, Aasly JO, Foroud T, Marti-Masso JF, Brice A, Tolosa E, Marras C, Berg D, Maetzler W Journal of Neuroinflammation
Variation in Serum Biomarkers with Sex and Female Hormonal Status: Implications for Clinical Tests (2016) Ramsey JM, Cooper JD, Penninx BWJH, Bahn S Scientific Reports
Phase 1 study of the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 monoclonal antibody LY3022856/IMC-3C5 in patients with advanced and refractory solid tumors and advanced colorectal cancer (2016) Saif MW, Knost JA, Chiorean EG, Kambhampati SR, Yu D, Pytowski B, Qin A, Kauh JS, O'Neil BH Cancer Chemother Pharmacol
Angiogenesis Dysregulation in Term Asphyxiated Newborns Treated with Hypothermia (2015) Shaikh H, Boudes E, Khoja Z, Shevell M, Wintermark P PLOS One
Proteomic changes in serum of first onset, antidepressant drug-naïve major depression patients. (2014) Stelzhammer V, Haenisch F, Chan MK, Cooper JD, Steiner J, Steeb H, Martins-de-Souza D, Rahmoune H, Guest PC, Bahn S. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Oct;17(10):1599-608. doi: 10.1017/S1461145714000819. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
Serum proteomic analysis identifies sex-specific differences in lipid metabolism and inflammation profiles in adults diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (2014) Steeb H, Ramsey JM, Guest PC, Stocki P, Cooper JD, Rahmoune H, Ingudomnukul E, Auyeung B, Ruta L, Baron-Cohen S, Bahn S Mol Autism. 2014 Jan 27;5(1):4
Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell infusion for the stabilization of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (2013) Belingheri M, Lazzari L, Parazzi V, Groppali E, Biagi E, Gaipa G, Giordano R, Rastaldi MP, Croci D, Biondi A, Rebulla P, Edefonti A, Ghio L Biologicals. 2013 Oct 14. pii: S1045-1056(13)00111-5. doi: 10.1016/j.biologicals.2013.09.004
Multi-analyte profile analysis of plasma immune proteins: altered expression of peripheral immune factors is associated with neuropsychiatric symptom severity in adults with and without chronic hepatitis C virus infection (2013) Huckans M, Fuller BE, Olavarria H, Sasaki AW, Chang M, Flora KD, Kolessar M, Kriz D, Anderson JR, Vandenbark AA, Loftis JM Brain and Behavior
Identification of Subgroups of Schizophrenia Patients with Changes in Either Immune or Growth Factor and Hormonal Pathways (2013) Schwarz E, Van Beveren NJM, Ramsey J, Leweke FM, Rothermundt M, Bogerts B, Steiner J, Guest PC, Bahn S Schizophrenia Bulletin
Identification of blood-based molecular signatures for prediction of response and relapse in schizophrenia patients (2012) Schwarz E, Guest PC, Steiner J, Bogerts B, Bahn S Translational Psychiatry (2012) 2, e82
Electroconvulsive therapy exerts mainly acute molecular changes in serum of major depressive disorder patients (2012) Stelzhammer V, Guest PC, Rothermundt M, Sondermann C, Michael N, Schwarz E, Rahmoune H, Bahn S Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012 Nov 22. pii: S0924-977X(12)00303-3
Depression and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels in Alzheimer’s Disease (2011) Hall JR, O’Bryant SE, Johnson L, Barber RC Neuroscience & Medicine, 2, 43-47
Early reactions of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in plasma (pBDNF) and outcome to acute antidepressant treatment in patients with Major Depression (2011) Dreimüller N, Schlicht KF, Wagner S, Peetz D, Borysenko L, Hiemke C, Lieb K, Tadic A Neuropharmacology. 2011 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Treatment of experimental anterior and intermediate uveitis by a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (2011) Ghosn CR, Li Y, Orilla WC, Lin T, Wheeler L, Burke JA, Robinson MR, Whitcup SM Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 May 2;52(6):2917-23
Safety and efficacy of everolimus, a mTOR inhibitor, as single agent in a phase 1/2 study in patients with myelofibrosis (2011) Guglielmelli P, Barosi G, Rambaldi A, Marchioli R, Masciulli A, Tozzi L, Biamonte F, Bartalucci N, Gattoni E, Lupo ML, Finazzi G, Pancrazzi A, Antonioli E, Susini MC, Pieri L, Malevolti E, Usala E, Occhini U, Grossi A, Caglio S, Paratore S, Bosi A, Barbui T, Vannucchi AM Blood. 2011 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Validation of a Blood-Based Laboratory Test to Aid in the Confirmation of a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia (2010) Schwarz E, Izmailov R, Spain M, Barnes A, Mapes JP, Guest PC, Rahmoune H, Pietsch S, Leweke FM, Rothermundt M, Steiner J, Koethe D, Kranaster L, Ohrmann P, Suslow T, Levin Y, Bogerts B, (JM) van Beveren N, McAllister G, Weber N, Niebuhr D, Cowan D, Yolken RH, Bahn S Biomark Insights5: 39–47.
Plasma protein biomarkers for depression and schizophrenia by multi analyte profiling of case-control collections. (2010) Domenici E, Willé DR, Tozzi F, Prokopenko I, Miller S, McKeown A, Brittain C, Rujescu D, Giegling I, Turck CW, Holsboer F, Bullmore ET, Middleton L, Merlo-Pich E, Alexander RC, Muglia P PLoS ONE 5: e9166.
Sex-specific serum biomarker patterns in adults with Asperger's syndrome (2010) Schwarz E, Guest PC, Rahmoune H, Wang L, Levin Y, Ingudomnukul E, Ruta L, Kent L, Spain M, Baron-Cohen S, Bahn S Mol Psychiatry. 2010 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Dysregulated macrophage-inflammatory protein-2 expression drives illness in bacterial superinfection of influenza. (2010) Zavitz CC, Bauer CM, Gaschler GJ, Fraser KM, Strieter RM, Hogaboam CM, Stampfli MR J Immunol 184: 2001-2013.
Regression of Human Pancreatic Tumor Xenografts in Mice After a Single Systemic Injection of Recombinant Vaccinia Virus GLV-1h68. (2009) Yu YA, Galanis C, Woo Y, Chen N, Zhang Q, Fong Y, Szalay AA Mol Cancer Ther 8: 141-151.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in Alzheimer's disease. (2009) O'Bryant SE, Hobson V, Hall JR, Waring SC, Chan W, Massman P, Lacritz L, Cullum CM, Diaz-Arrastia R; Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium J Alzheimers Dis 17: 337-341.
Modeled gravitational unloading induced downregulation of endothelin-1 in human endothelial cells. (2007) Infanger M, Ulbrich C, Baatout S, Wehland M, Kreutz R, Bauer J, Grosse J, Vadrucci S, Cogoli A, Derradji H, Neefs M, Küsters S, Spain M, Paul M, Grimm D J Cell Biochem 101: 1439-1455.