Recombinant human BDNF proDomain (Val66Met) protein

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor proDomain (Val66Met)
A Neurotrophic Factor
    Cat #: B-445
    Alternative Name Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor proDomain (Val66Met)
  • Lyophilized Powder
  • Sterile & Endotoxin Free
  • Origin Recombinant, E. coli
    MW: 12.4 kDa.
    Endotoxin Level <0.1 EU per 1 µg of the protein by the LAL method.
    Purity: >98% (HPLC)
    Form Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution.
      • Recombinant human BDNF proDomain (Val66Met) protein
    Molecular formula C538H866N154O172S6.
    Activity Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophic factor that binds p75NTR as well as TrkB receptors1,2 and supports the survival of many cell types3-8. proBDNF has been shown to be a pro-apoptotic ligand for sympathetic neurons11 expressing both p75NTR and sortilin, and to be involved in long-term potentiation (LTP) stage of the memory-related modifications in synaptic transmission12.
    Shipping and storage Shipped at room temperature. Product as supplied can be stored intact at room temperature for several weeks. For longer periods, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Solubility Any other aqueous buffer. Centrifuge all product preparations before use (10,000 x g 5 min).
    Storage of solutions Up to two weeks at 4°C or three months at -20°C.
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      • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophic factor that binds p75NTR as well as TrkB receptors1,2. BDNF supports the survival of many cell types3-8 and also modulates hippocampal plasticity and hippocampal-dependent memory in cell models and in animals9.

        The BDNF gene, like other peptide growth factor genes, encodes a precursor peptide (proBDNF), which is proteolytically cleaved to form the mature protein10. proBDNF has been shown to be a pro-apoptotic ligand for sympathetic neurons expressing both p75NTR and sortilin11, and to be involved in the long-term potentiation (LTP) stage of the memory-related modifications in synaptic transmission12.

        A nonconservative single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the human BDNF gene has been identified at nucleotide 196 (G/A) producing an amino acid substitution (Valine to Methionine) at codon 66 (Val66Met, rs 6265). Although located in the 5' proBDNF region, this SNP results in striking deficits in the cellular distribution and regulated secretion of the mature protein and hence in corresponding alterations of human hippocampal function and episodic memory in vivo9.

        Egan M.F. et al demonstrated the molecular mechanisms that control activity-dependent BDNF secretion and showed that depolarization-dependent secretion of BDNF in hippocampal neurons is significantly impaired when this Val66Met SNP occurs. Using double-staining techniques, they demonstrated that Val-BDNF-containing secretory granules are colocalized with synaptophysin, a marker for synapses. In contrast, Val66Met-BDNF aggregates are accumulated in the cell body and rarely colocalize with synaptophysin. This suggests that even if it can be secreted in small amounts near the cell body through the constitutive pathway, the Met-BDNF protein cannot be secreted at synapses9. Studies of heterozygote BDNF knockout rodents, who presumably have intermediate BDNF levels, demonstrate clear physiological13 and behavioral14 abnormalities, suggesting that secretion levels are critical.

        Multiple studies over recent decades in humans, in vivo in animal models and in vitro found an association between the Val66Met polymorphism and bipolar and unipolar disorders15, Schizophrenia16,17, anxiety-related behavior18,19 and a controversial association with ADHD20,21.

        The data that emerged from the analyses of the Val66Met phenotype in various syndromes and diseases highlight the importance of the pro-region of the BDNF polypeptide, particularly Valine66 and perhaps the nearby sequence, in intracellular trafficking and secretion of BDNF.

    Net Peptide Content: 100%
    Last update: 06/11/2019

    Recombinant human BDNF proDomain (Val66Met) protein (#B-445) is a highly pure, recombinant, and biologically active protein.

    For research purposes only, not for human use