L-Theanine is an analog of glutamine and one of the components of green tea. L-Theanine binds to AMPA, Kainate, NMDA, and group I mGlu receptors. Modulates the activity of several antitumor drugs. Reportedly stimulates self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells.
Yokogoshi, H, Kat Y, Sagesaka YM et al. Biosci Biotech Biochem. 59:615-618 (1995). Sugiyama T, Sadzuka Y, Nagasawa K et al. J Cancer Res. 90:775-780 (1999).
Crystalline or powder
Soluble in water (100 mM), hot ethanol, hot methanol, and tetrahydrofuran.
Store at 4° C
>190° C (dec.)
430.2° C at 760 mmHg
~1.2 g/cm3 (Predicted)
n20D 1.49 (Predicted)
α20/D +8.0°±4°, c = 5 in water; α25/D +7.5° ±0.5°, c = 1 in water; α20/D +7°, c = 1 in water
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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What is the appearance of the compound?
Asked by: two2igm05
Thank you for your question. L-Theanine, sc-204787, is in white crystal or crystalline powder form.
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BenBen, P. et al. (PubMed 26164708) reported that L-Theanine exhibits a protective effect on cadmium-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells by inhibiting the mitochondria-mediated pathway. -SCBT Publication Review
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