L-Asparagine is used in cell culture media and is a component of MEM non-essential amino acids solution. L-Asparagine has been shown to enhance ornithine decarboxylase activity in cultured human colon adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells and in cultured IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cells. Spore germination in Bacillus subtilis has been increased in the presence of L-asparagine.
Key Applications: Media component, Enhance ornithine decarboxylase activity, Increases spore germination
Application Areas: Cell biology
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Amino Acids & Peptides
Chemical Class: Amino Acids & Peptides
Melting Point: 235 °C (Lit.)
Optical Rotation: +25° to +36° (c=10, 1N HCl)
Presentation: White Powder
pKa: 2.14 (-COOH), 8.72 (-NH2)(Lit.)
Detection Method: FTIR
Loss on Drying: ≤1.0%
Solubility: Soluble in aqueous solution (1%-clear, colorless solution).
Storage & Handling: Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C). Store Desiccated.