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Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

"Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 383 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 32 publications in 2013
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.