L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid required by all mammalian and insect cells grown in culture. It serves as an additional source of carbon and energy and in particular is used for nucleic acid synthesis. Optimal cell performance usually requires supplementation of the medium with L-Glutamine prior to use.
L-Glutamine is more unstable in cell culture solutions than other amino acids. The rate and extent of L-Glutamine degradation are related to storage temperatures, age of the product, and pH. If you are unsure whether the concentration of L-Glutamine in your medium is adequate, add a small amount of L-Glutamine (~ 2 mM final concentration) to the culture medium. If the cell growth rate increases, L-Glutamine is most likely deficient, L-Glutamine is most likely deficient and more should be added.
Cat. No. P04-80100
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L-Glutamine is tested for pH, osmolarity, and sterility. A Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.
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