G8415 Sigma

L-Glutamic acid

from non-animal source, meets EP testing specifications, suitable for cell culture, 98.5-100.5%

Synonym: (S)-2-Aminopentanedioic acid, Glu



Related Categories Amino Acid Library Collection, Amino Acids, Amino Acids & Vitamins, Amino Acids and Vitamins, Analytical/Chromatography,
biological source   from non-animal source
assay   98.5-100.5%
form   powder
impurities   endotoxin, tested
mp   205 °C (dec.)(lit.)
solubility   1 M HCl: soluble100 mg/mL
suitability   meets EP testing specifications
  suitable for cell culture
Gene Information   human ... CCR2(1231), GRIA1(2890), GRIA2(2891), GRIA4(2893), GRIK1(2897), GRIK2(2898), GRIK3(2899), GRIK5(2901), GRIN2B(2904), GRM2(2912), SLC1A1(6505), SLC1A2(6506)
rat ... Gria1(50592), Grik1(29559), Grik2(54257), Grik4(24406), Grin2a(24409), Grm1(24414), Grm2(24415), Grm3(24416), Grm4(24417), Grm5(24418), Grm6(24419), Grm7(81672), Slc1a2(29482)


Biochem/physiol Actions

An excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter that is an agonist at all subtypes of glutamate receptors (metabotropic, kainate, NMDA, and AMPA).

Glutamic acid, or glutamate, the salt form of glutamic acid, functions as a neurotransmitter. Glutamic acid also plays a key role in many metabolic pathways. It is converted to α-ketoglutarate, a key component of the TCA cycle, and a precursor for the biosynthesis of nucleic acids and certain amino acids. In cells, glutamine is converted to glutamate by the enzyme glutaminase.


1 kg in poly bottle

10 mg in glass bottle

100 g in poly bottle

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Protocols & Articles


Glutamine Metabolism is Dysregulated in Many Cancer Cells

Proliferatively active cells require both a source of carbon and of nitrogen for the synthesis of macromolecules. Although a large proportion of tumor cells utilize aerobic glycolysis and shunt metab...
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