Synonyms:2,5-Diamino-5-oxpentanoicacid;5-diamino-5-oxo-(s)-pentanoicaci;Cebrogen;gamma-Glutamine;Glumin;Glutamic acid 5-amide;Glutamic acid amide;glutamicacid5-amide
mp:185 °C (dec.)(lit.)
alpha:32.25 º (c=10, 2 N HCl)
Appearance:White crystalline powder
1,L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid that is a crucial component of culture media that serves as a major energy source for cells in culture. L-Glutamine is very stable as a dry powder and as a frozen solution. In liquid media or stock solutions, however, L-glutamine degrades relatively rapidly. Optimal cell performance usually requires supplementation of the media with L-glutamine prior to use.
2,L-Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the standard genetic code. Its codons are CAA and CAG. Glutamine is a substance naturally produced in the body to help regulate cell growth and function. There may also be man-made versions of these subs,amine protecting agent