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?

  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ Nobel prize Rita Levi-Montalcini begs to differ: independent.co.uk/news/science/… $\endgroup$ – lurscher Jul 24 '13 at 22:17
  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ (also, she is a physician) $\endgroup$ – jonsca Jul 24 '13 at 22:21
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it’s not about biology but commerce, and is intrinsically temporarily transient. $\endgroup$ – David Apr 23 at 11:57

recombinant human NGF is available for purchase. You might not be able to buy it without some sort of a research lab affiliation.



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