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Product overview

  • Name
  • Short description
    Amino acid analog of Glutamine. Promotes hESC self-renewal.
  • Biological description
    Amino acid analog of Glutamine. Also binds to NMDA glycine, kainate and AMPA receptors (IC50 vales are 347, 41.5 and 24.6 µM respectively). Blood brain barrier permeable and down regulates COX-2 expression. Displays antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. Also promotes hESC self-renewal.
  • Biological action
  • Citations


  • Chemical name
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Theanine  [3081-61-6]
  • Molecular Formula
  • CAS Number

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
    room temperature
  • Solubility overview
    soluble in water (100mM)
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use.

References for Theanine

  • Theanine improves the function of dendritic cells via the downregulation of cyclooxygenase-2 expression.

    Lei M et al (2014) Chin Med J (Engl) 127(8) : 1545-9.
    PubMedID: 24762604
  • Effect of theanine, r-glutamylethylamide, on brain monoamines and striatal dopamine release in conscious rats.

    Yokogoshi H et al (1998) Neurochem Res 23(5) : 667-73.
    PubMedID: 9566605
  • Inhibition by theanine of binding of [3H]AMPA, [3H]kainate, and [3H]MDL 105,519 to glutamate receptors.

    Kakuda T et al (2002) Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 66(12) : 2683-6.
    PubMedID: 12596867
  • Cancer stem cells: potential target for bioactive food components.

    Kim YS et al (2012) J Nutr Biochem 23(7) : 691-8.
    PubMedID: 22704055
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