Discontinued Product

Theanine (Cat. No. 3847) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Glutamate receptor ligand
Chemical Name: N-Ethyl-L-glutamine
Literature (5)

Biological Activity for Theanine

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 for Theanine

M. Wt 174.2
Formula C7H14N2O3
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 3081-61-6
PubChem ID 439378
Smiles CCNC(CC[C@H](N)C(O)=O)=O

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References for Theanine

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

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

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

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

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

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