Key features and details
- Amino acid analog of glutamine found in green tea
- CAS Number: 3081-61-6
- Soluble in water to 100 mM
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Camellia sinensis
Product nameTheanine (L-theanine), Amino acid analog of glutamine
DescriptionAmino acid analog of glutamine found in green tea
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.
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 100 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab141187 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Dias TR et al. L-Theanine promotes cultured human Sertoli cells proliferation and modulates glucose metabolism. Eur J Nutr 58:2961-2970 (2019). PubMed: 31183510