Cat. No. 3847

Theanine C7H14N2O3 [3081-61-6]

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Chemical Name: N-Ethyl-L-glutamine

Biological Activity

Amino acid analog of glutamine and component of green tea. Shown to bind to AMPA, Kainate, NMDA and group I mGlu receptors. Displays neuroprotective effects in vivo. Promotes self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells (hESC).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Desbordes et al (2008) High-throughput screening assay for the identification of compounds regulating self-renewal and differentiation in human embryonic stem cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2 602. PMID: 18522853.

Egashira et al (2008) Theanine prevents memory impairment induced by repeated cerebral ischemia in rats. Phytother.Res. 22 65. PMID: 17705146.

Nagasawa et al (2004) Possible involvement of group I mGluRs in neuroprotective effect of theanine. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm. 320 116.

Kakuda et al (2002) Inhibition by theanine of binding of [3H]AMPA, [3H]kainate, and [3H]MDL 105,519 to glutamate receptors. Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem. 66 2683. PMID: 12596867.

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Keywords: Theanine, supplier, glutamate, glutamine, analogue, receptors, metabotropic, mGlu, NMDA, Kainate, AMPA, ligands, hESC, human, embryonic, stem, cells, Tocris Bioscience, Miscellaneous Glutamate products

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