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
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