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Recombinant Human GDNF Protein, CF


Recombinant Human GDNF (Catalog # 212‑GD/CF) induces SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell proliferation in the presence of Recombinant Human GFR alpha ‑1 Fc Chimera (Catalog # 714‑GR). The activity is approximately more
1 μg/lane of Recombinant Human GDNF was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by silver staining, showing single bands at 17 kDa and 34 kDa, respectively.

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Recombinant Human GDNF Protein, CF Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using SH‑SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. The ED50 for this effect is 2-12 ng/mL in the presence of Recombinant Human GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 Fc Chimera (Catalog # 714‑GR).
The specific activity of recombinant human GDNF is approximately 3.1 x 103 units/μg, which is calibrated against recombinant human GDNF Reference Standard (NIBSC code: 09/266).   Specific activity is for reference purposes only and is not routinely tested.   Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA. Immobilized Recombinant Human GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 Fc Chimera (Catalog # 714-GR) at 1 µg/mL can bind Recombinant Human GDNF with an apparent K<1 nM.
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human GDNF protein
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N-terminal Sequence
Structure / Form
Disulfide-linked homodimer
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Proteins
>97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
Endotoxin Note
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


  • Binding Activity
  • Bioactivity
Theoretical MW
11.6 kDa (monomer).
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
>97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.


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Alternate Names for Recombinant Human GDNF Protein, CF

  • Astrocyte-derived trophic factor
  • ATF
  • ATF1
  • ATF2
  • GDNF
  • glial cell derived neurotrophic factor
  • glial cell line derived neurotrophic factor
  • glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor
  • HSCR3


Glial Cell Line-derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) is a neurotrophic factor that has been shown to promote the survival of various neuronal subpopulations in both the central as well as the peripheral nervous systems at different stages of their development. Neuronal subpopulations that have been shown to be affected by GDNF include motoneurons, midbrain dopaminergic neurons, Purkinje cells and sympathetic neurons.

Native GDNF, a disulfide-linked homodimeric glycoprotein, is a novel member of the TGF-beta  superfamily. Human GDNF cDNA encodes a 211 amino acid residue prepropeptide that is processed to yield a dimeric protein. Mature human GDNF was predicted to contain two 134 amino acid residue subunits. NS0 expressed mature human GDNF lacks 31 residues from the amino-terminus of the predicted sequence. This glycosylated recombinant mature human GDNF still contains the seven conserved Cys residues found in all members of the TGF-beta superfamily and is biologically active. The GDNF sequence contains two potential glycosylation sites and insect cell‑expressed recombinant rat GDNF proteins are glycosylated. Mature rat and human GDNF exhibit approximately 93% amino acid sequence identity and show considerable species cross-reactivity. Cells known to express GDNF include Sertoli cells, type 1 astrocytes, Schwann cells, neurons, pinealocytes and skeletal muscle cells.

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Publications for GDNF (212-GD/CF)(147)

We have publications tested in 12 confirmed species: Human, Mouse, Rat, Bacteria, Chicken, Goat, Guinea Pig, Porcine, Rabbit, Synthetic, Transgenic Human, Transgenic Mouse.

We have publications tested in 6 applications: Bioassay, Cell Culture, Differentiation, ELISA (Capture), In Vivo, Surface Plasmon Resonance.

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M Häkli, S Jäntti, T Joki, L Sukki, K Tornberg, K Aalto-Setä, P Kallio, M Pekkanen-M, S Narkilahti Human Neurons Form Axon-Mediated Functional Connections with Human Cardiomyocytes in Compartmentalized Microfluidic Chip International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2022;23(6):. 2022 [PMID: 35328569] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
A Bruzelius, S Kidnapilla, J Drouin-Oue, T Stoker, RA Barker, D Rylander O Reprogramming Human Adult Fibroblasts into GABAergic Interneurons Cells, 2021;10(12):. 2021 [PMID: 34943958] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
D Segelcke, HK Fischer, M Hütte, S Dennerlein, F Benseler, N Brose, EM Pogatzki-Z, M Schmidt Tmem160 contributes to the establishment of discrete nerve injury-induced pain behaviors in male mice Cell Reports, 2021;37(12):110152. 2021 [PMID: 34936870] (Bioassay, Mouse) Bioassay Mouse
C Vajhøj, B Schmid, A Alik, R Melki, K Fog, B Holst, TC Stummann Establishment of a human induced pluripotent stem cell neuronal model for identification of modulators of A53T alpha-synuclein levels and aggregation PLoS ONE, 2021;16(12):e0261536. 2021 [PMID: 34932569] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
AM Earley, LF Burbulla, D Krainc, R Awatramani Identification of ASCL1 as a determinant for human iPSC-derived dopaminergic neurons Scientific Reports, 2021;11(1):22257. 2021 [PMID: 34782629] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
P Sabatier, CM Beusch, AA Saei, M Aoun, N Moruzzi, A Coelho, N Leijten, M Nordenskjö, P Micke, D Maltseva, AG Tonevitsky, V Millischer, J Carlos Vil, S Kadekar, M Gaetani, K Altynbekov, A Kel, PO Berggren, O Simonson, KH Grinnemo, R Holmdahl, S Rodin, RA Zubarev An integrative proteomics method identifies a regulator of translation during stem cell maintenance and differentiation Nature Communications, 2021;12(1):6558. 2021 [PMID: 34772928] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
X Reed, MM Cobb, G Skinbinski, D Roosen, A Kaganovich, J Ding, S Finkbeiner, MR Cookson Transcriptional signatures in iPSC-derived neurons are reproducible across labs when differentiation protocols are closely matched Stem Cell Research, 2021;56(0):102558. 2021 [PMID: 34626895] (Cell Culture, Human) Cell Culture Human
M Shibata, K Pattabiram, B Lorente-Ga, D Andrijevic, SK Kim, N Kaur, SK Muchnik, X Xing, G Santpere, AMM Sousa, N Sestan Regulation of prefrontal patterning and connectivity by retinoic acid Nature, 2021;0(0):. 2021 [PMID: 34599305] (Cell Culture, Human) Cell Culture Human
Q Tang, P Gao, T Arzberger, M Höllerhage, J Herms, G Höglinger, T Koeglsperg Alpha-Synuclein defects autophagy by impairing SNAP29-mediated autophagosome-lysosome fusion Cell Death & Disease, 2021;12(10):854. 2021 [PMID: 34535638] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
N Gustavsson, E Savchenko, O Klementiev, L Roybon The intracellular milieu of Parkinson&#039;s disease patient brain cells modulates alpha-synuclein protein aggregation Acta neuropathologica communications, 2021;9(1):153. 2021 [PMID: 34530929] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
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