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Literature summary for 3.5.1.65 extracted from

  • Tsushida, T.
    Metabolism of L-theanine in tea leaves (1987), Jpn. Agric. Res. Q, 21, 42-46.
No PubMed abstract available

Activating Compound

Activating Compound Comment Organism Structure
L-Malic acid
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Camellia sinensis

General Stability

General Stability Organism
theanine hydrolase activity increases slightly during first 10 h after plucking but thereafter decreased gradually Camellia sinensis

Inhibitors

Inhibitors Comment Organism Structure
acidic amino acid
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Camellia sinensis
L-alanine
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Camellia sinensis

Metals/Ions

Metals/Ions Comment Organism Structure
additional information potassium ion and phosphate ion: no effect Camellia sinensis

Natural Substrates/ Products (Substrates)

Natural Substrates Organism Comment (Nat. Sub.) Natural Products Comment (Nat. Pro.) Rev. Reac.
N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O Camellia sinensis predominant amino acid of tea L-glutamate + ethylamine
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N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O Camellia sinensis part in metabolism of theanine in tea leaves: theanine is involved in the biosynthesis of other compound in tea plants, theanine also appears to be involved in storage or transport of nitrogen in non-toxic form in tea plants L-glutamate + ethylamine
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Organism

Organism UniProt Comment Textmining
Camellia sinensis
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tea
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Camellia sinensis
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green tea
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Camellia sinensis
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cv. Yabukita
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Purification (Commentary)

Purification (Comment) Organism
partial, glutaminase could not be separated Camellia sinensis

Source Tissue

Source Tissue Comment Organism Textmining
leaf
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Camellia sinensis
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Specific Activity [micromol/min/mg]

Specific Activity Minimum [µmol/min/mg] Specific Activity Maximum [µmol/min/mg] Comment Organism
additional information
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Camellia sinensis

Substrates and Products (Substrate)

Substrates Comment Substrates Organism Products Comment (Products) Rev. Reac.
additional information substrate specificity Camellia sinensis ?
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additional information also acts on other N-alkyl-L-glutamines Camellia sinensis ?
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additional information no activity with N-methylpropionamide and N-ethylpropionamide Camellia sinensis ?
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N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O predominant amino acid of tea Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + ethylamine
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N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O part in metabolism of theanine in tea leaves: theanine is involved in the biosynthesis of other compound in tea plants, theanine also appears to be involved in storage or transport of nitrogen in non-toxic form in tea plants Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + ethylamine
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N5-methyl-L-glutamine + H2O gamma-glutamylmethylamide, 77% of activity compared to L-theanine Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + methylamine
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N5-n-propyl-L-glutamine + H2O gamma-glutamyl-n-propylamide, 144% of activity compared to theanine Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + n-propylamine
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N5-n-butyl-L-glutamine + H2O gamma-glutamyl-n-butylamide, 276% of activity compared to L-theanine Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + n-butylamine
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N5-isobutyl-L-glutamine + H2O gamma-glutamyl-isobutylamide, 136% of activity compared to L-theanine Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + isobutylamine
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N5-n-pentyl-L-glutamine + H2O gamma-glutamyl-n-amylamide, 211% of activity compared to L-theanine Camellia sinensis L-glutamate + n-pentylamine
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pH Optimum

pH Optimum Minimum pH Optimum Maximum Comment Organism
8.5
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Camellia sinensis

pH Range

pH Minimum pH Maximum Comment Organism
6.5 9 pH 6.5: about 22% of maximal activity, pH 9.0: about 95% of maximal activity Camellia sinensis
7.5
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about half of maximum activity at pH 7.5 Camellia sinensis