Recombinant Human/Murine/Rat BDNF protein (ab9794)



  • NatureRecombinant
  • SourceEscherichia coli
  • Amino Acid Sequence
    • AccessionP23560
    • Molecular weight27 kDa
    • Amino acids129 to 247
    • Additional sequence informationaa 129 to 247 refers to the full length mature form. This product does not contain signal peptide or propeptide.


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab9794 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

  • Biological activity

    Determined by its ability to stimulate the proliferation of rat C6 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 0.5-1.0 μg/ml.

    The active form of BDNF is a 27.0 kDa, dimer formed by two identical 119 amino acid subunits that is held together by strong hydrophobic interactions.

  • Applications

    Cellular Activation


    Western blot


  • Endotoxin level< 0.100 Eu/µg
  • Purity> 98 % SDS-PAGE.
    Also greater than 98% pure by HPLC analyses.
  • FormLyophilised
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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.


    This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.

  • ReconstitutionCentrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffers and stored at 4C for 1 week or -20C for future use.

General Info

  • Alternative names
    • Abrineurin
    • ANON2
    • BDNF
    • Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor
    • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor
    • BULN2
    • MGC34632
    • Neurotrophin
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  • FunctionDuring development, promotes the survival and differentiation of selected neuronal populations of the peripheral and central nervous systems. Participates in axonal growth, pathfinding and in the modulation of dendritic growth and morphology. Major regulator of synaptic transmission and plasticity at adult synapses in many regions of the CNS. The versatility of BDNF is emphasized by its contribution to a range of adaptive neuronal responses including long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD), certain forms of short-term synaptic plasticity, as well as homeostatic regulation of intrinsic neuronal excitability.
  • Tissue specificityBrain. Highly expressed in hippocampus, amygdala, cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Also expressed in heart, lung, skeletal muscle, testis, prostate and placenta.
  • Involvement in diseaseBulimia nervosa 2
    Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the NGF-beta family.
  • Post-translational
    The propeptide is N-glycosylated and glycosulfated.
    Converted into mature BDNF by plasmin (PLG).
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt

References for Recombinant Human/Murine/Rat BDNF protein (ab9794)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Wessels JM  et al. The brain-uterus connection: brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor (Ntrk2) are conserved in the mammalian uterus. PLoS One 9:e94036 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24714156) »
  • Chavez-Valdez R  et al. Sexual dimorphism in BDNF signaling after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia and treatment with necrostatin-1. Neuroscience 260:106-19 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24361177) »

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I heard back from both labs that produce the BDNF and pro-BDNF proteins, and both said that the reconstitution instructions should be followed directly.
BDNF ab9794: reconstitute in water
pro BDNF ab138787: reconstitute in PBS

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The lab let me know the following:
The protein is lyophilized with no additives, which means that it is HPLC purified. Therefore, the only buffer that would be present at lyophilization would be water and 0.1% TFA ...

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Es tut mir leid zu hören, dass Sie Probleme mit unserem BDNF-Antikörper und Proteinhaben.

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Thank you for your phone call. I am sending you the testing discount codes for the 2 proteins for trying them in a blocking experiment - see below.

Please send me your WB data so that I cantake a look at your results.

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Thank you for contacting us. The active form of BDNF is a 27.0 kDa, dimer formed by two identical 119 amino acid subunits that is held together by strong hydrophobic interactions: HSDPARRGEL SVCDSISEWV TAADKKTAVD MSGGTVTVLE KVPVSKGQLK QYFYETKCNP MGYTKE...

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Thank you very much for your call. Firstly, I would like to mention that we also have a PC12 cell lysate available that could be used as positive control for ab108383, as stated on the datasheet. I just point this out as a lysate may be of use as a ...

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Thank you for your enquiry and patience. Our source for this protein has told me that yes, the protein can be reconstituted to a concentration of 1 mg/ml with water. If you have any additional questions, please contact us again.