Overview

  • Product name
    Theanine (L-theanine)
  • Description
    Amino acid analog of glutamine found in green tea
  • Alternative names
    • gamma-glutamylethylamide
    • L-theanine
  • Biological description
    Amino acid analog of glutamine, commonly found in green tea. Binds to AMPA, kainate, NMDA and group I mGlu receptors. Displays neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing effects. Also shown to modify self-renewal properties of cancer stem cells. Blood-brain barrier permeable and active in vivo.

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References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Kim YS  et al. Cancer stem cells: potential target for bioactive food components. J Nutr Biochem 23:691-8 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22704055) »
  • Egashira N  et al. Theanine prevents memory impairment induced by repeated cerebral ischemia in rats. Phytother Res 22:65-8 (2008). Read more (PubMed: 17705146) »
  • Kakuda T  et al. Inhibition by theanine of binding of [3H]AMPA, [3H]kainate, and [3H]MDL 105,519 to glutamate receptors. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 66:2683-6 (2002). Read more (PubMed: 12596867) »
  • Yokogoshi H  et al. Effect of theanine, r-glutamylethylamide, on brain monoamines and striatal dopamine release in conscious rats. Neurochem Res 23:667-73 (1998). Read more (PubMed: 9566605) »

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