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Table 1 Regulation of human, mouse and rat BDNF exon-specific mRNAs by kainic acid in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex.

From: Tissue-specific and neural activity-regulated expression of human BDNF gene in BAC transgenic mice

  human1   mouse2   rat3
exon HC CTX HC CTX HC
I ** ** ** ** **
II * * * * *
III *- * * * -
IV ** ** ** ** **
V * * * ** **
Vh - - X X X
VI - - - - -
VII ND ND ND ND **
VIII X X ND ND *
eIX ** ** ** ** **
  1. - no induction; * weak induction; ** strong induction; ND – not determined; X – transcript containing this exon as the 5' exon does not exist in this organism; 1,2 based on data from the present study; 3 based on data from [14]; HC – hippocampus; CTX – cerebral cortex.