IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: theanine hydrolase

Reaction: N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O = L-glutamate + ethylamine

Glossary: L-theanine = N5-ethyl-L-glutamine

Systematic name: N5-ethyl-L-glutamine amidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on other N-alkyl-L-glutamines.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99533-51-4


1. Tsushida, T. and Takeo, T. An enzyme hydrolyzing L-theanine in tea leaves. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 2913-2917.

[EC created 1989]

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