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GlutaminePlus, powder


Normal L-glutamine has a relatively short half-life in solution, showing a temperature dependent loss of product with time. L-glutamine degrades through an intramolecular cyclization reaction forming as by-products, pyrrolidone carbonic acid and ammonia in equimolar concentrations. The rate of breakdown increases with increasing temperature and in the presence of phosphate or bicarbonate.

Dipeptide derivatives of L-glutamine prevent the intramolecular cyclization reaction associated with solutions of L-glutamine. These derivatives are therefore stable in solution and allow the formulation of cell culture media containing L-glutamine that may be stored at 4C for extended periods. Solutions containing these derivatives can even be autoclaved without appreciable degradation of the product (30 minutes at 121C results in <5% loss of the product).

The dipeptide derivatives are metabolized within the cells to yield L-glutamine plus the second amino acid. This results in more consistent delivery of L-glutamine to cells in culture and avoids toxic buildup of ammonia in cell cultures. This feature can be especially important for ammonia sensitive cell lines.

Atlanta Biologicals offers 2 different stable L-glutamine products in powder form: GlutaminePlus™ (L-alanyl-L-glutamine) is commonly used for general cell culture, and GlutaminePlus™/Hybridoma (glycyl-L-glutamine) is typically used for murine hybridoma culture.

Technical Information

• Product Data Sheet - GlutaminePlus
• MSDS - GlutaminePlus, powder
Catalog No. Size Price Lot # QTY
R90210 100 gm 470.02
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