CDNF (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All CDNF reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 6 CDNF Antibody, 26 CDNF Gene, 3 CDNF Lysate, 3 CDNF Protein, 2 CDNF qPCR. All CDNF reagents are ready to use.

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CDNF Background

Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor (CDNF), also known as ARMETL1 (ARMET-like protein 1), is a secreted protein with eight conserved cysteine residues, predicting a unique protein fold and defining a new, evolutionarily conserved protein family. CDNF is a novel neurotrophic factor with strong trophic activity on dopaminergic neurons comparable to that of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). CDNF/ARMETL1 is a evolutionary conserved protein which can protect and restore the function of dopaminergic neurons in the rat model of Parkinson's disease, suggesting that CDNF might be beneficial for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. CDNF is widely expressed in neurons in several brain regions including cerebral cortex, hippocampus, substantia nigra, striatum and cerebellum. Human CDNF is glycosylated and secreted from transiently transfected cells. CDNF promotes the survival, growth, and function of dopamine-specific neurons and is expressed in brain regions that undergo cocaine-induced neuroplasticity.

CDNF References

  • Choi JM, et al. (2011) Analysis of mutations and the association between polymorphisms in the cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) gene and Parkinson disease. Neurosci Lett. 493(3): 97-101.
  • Sun ZP, et al. (2011) Intracellular trafficking and secretion of cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor in neurosecretory cells. J Neurochem. 117(1): 121-32.
  • Lohoff FW, et al. (2009) Association analysis between polymorphisms in the conserved dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) gene and cocaine dependence. Neurosci Lett. 453(3): 199-203.
  • Lindholm P, et al. (2007) Novel neurotrophic factor CDNF protects and rescues midbrain dopamine neurons in vivo. Nature. 448(7149): 73-7.