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I'm curious if NGF, or Neurotrophins in general is available commercially. Can I order it online? If not, what are the medical/biological reasons. Does it breakdown quickly after synthesis/capture? Is it a regulated protein?

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No. Any use in humans is strictly experimental and should only be done by physicians. Using it like a nutritional supplement wouldn't do anything for the body anyway. –  jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:00
    
Nobel prize Rita Levi-Montalcini begs to differ: independent.co.uk/news/science/… –  lurscher Jul 24 '13 at 22:17
    
It's awful hard to study something with an N=1. Given that she put it in her eyes in the form of drops, it probably just degraded away. –  jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:19
    
(also, she is a physician) –  jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:21
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recombinant human NGF is available for purchase. I doubt you can buy it without some sort of a research lab affiliation.

http://products.creative-biolabs.com/symbolsearch_NGF_1.htm

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