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The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as a member of the neurotrophin family of growth factors, is broadly expressed in the central nervous system. BDNF is involved in cerebral morphogenesis, synaptic plasticity and learning, mental health, degenerative central nervous system (CNS) diseases, and energy metabolism. BDNF has recently been identified as one of the four major pharmaceutical targets in neuropsychiatric diseases, including depression and bipolar disorder. In addition, BDNF is increasingly considered as a potential therapeutic agent for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Rett syndrome.