Summary of Substances for Neurotrophic Factors and Neurogenesis

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Neurotrophins (also called Neurotrophic Factors) are a family of proteins that induce the survival, development, and function of neurons. Neurotrophic factors are secreted by target tissue and act by preventing the associated neuron from initiating programmed cell death – thus allowing the neurons to survive.

They are chemicals that assist in the stimulation and control of neurogenesis.

Neurotrophins consists of six structurally related neurotrophic factors:

  • Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic factor (GDNF)
  • Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF)
  • Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3)
  • Neurotrophin-4 (NT-4)

The Table (Downloadable PDF) is a summary and consolidation of the substances that can be consumed for both neurogenesis and all three main neurotrophic factors:

  • Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic factor (GDNF)

Download PDF: Summary of Substances for Neurotrophic Factors and Neurogenesis

The Table is an excerpt from the E-Book:  Enhancing the Growth of New Brain Cells

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