Association between Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Lipid Profiles in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

Mayuri N. Tuwar, Wei Hung Chen, Hsu Ling Yeh, Chyi Huey Bai

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Ischemic stroke, the most prevalent form of stroke, leads to neurological impairment due to cerebral ischemia and affects 55–90% of the population. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in the central nervous system and regulates cardiometabolic risk factors, including lipids. This single-center study aimed to explore the relationship between lipid profiles and BDNF levels in 90 patients who had experienced AIS for the first time. The results show that the high BDNF group (≥3.227 ng/mL) had significantly higher HbA1C and TG levels; ratios of TC/HDL-C, LDL-C/HDL-C, and TG/HDL-C; and percentage of hyperlipidemia (60%) as well as lower levels of HDL-C, with an OR of 1.903 (95% CI: 1.187–3.051) for TG/HDL-C, 1.975 (95% CI: 1.188–3.284) for TC/HDL-C, and 2.032 (95% CI: 1.113–3.711) for LDL-C/HDL-C. Plasma BDNF levels were found to be significantly positively correlated with TG and negatively with HDL-C, with OR values of 1.017 (95% CI: 1.003–1.030) and 0.926 (95% CI: 0.876–0.978), respectively. TC/HDL-C, TG/HDL-C, and LDL-C/HDL-C ratios are associated with BDNF levels in AIS patients. The results also indicate that, in AIS patients, higher BDNF levels are associated with lower HDL and higher TG concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2380
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • acute ischemic stroke
  • brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • cholesterol
  • HDL-C
  • LDL-C
  • TG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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