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What does BDNF stand for?

BDNF stands for Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

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Germ-free mice also exhibited an up-regulation of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, as well as down-regulation of 5HT1A receptors and NMDA receptor expression, all of which have been associated to the stress response and to emotional behavior (Neurogastroenterol.
Preclinical studies suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor is increased by antidepressant drugs, so researchers turned to another compound that increases BDNF, the dopamine receptor agonist pramipexole, which is approved to treat Parkinson's disease.
Gao reported a study in which exogenous neurotrophic factors were applied to postnatal rat cochlear explant cultures that had been exposed to different classes of ototoxins; neurotrophin-4/5, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and neurotrophin-3 were found to protect spiral ganglion neurons from ototoxicity induced by gentamicin, sodium salicylate, and cisplatin.