L-Glutamic Acid is a non-essential amino acid for human development; referred to as an excitatory amino acid (EAA) due to its role in neurotransmission. Acts as a neurotransmitter at fast synapses; agonist at kainate, NMDA and quisqualate receptors. L-Glutamic acid is one of the two amino acids that contains a carboxylic acid group in its side chains.
L-Glutamic acid is used in cell culture as a component of MEM non-essential amino acids solution.
Agonist at kainate, NMDA, and quisqualate receptors; an excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter.
Grade: Cell Culture Reagent
Suitability: Suitable for cell culture, insect cell culture.
Key Applications: Media component, Nitrogen source
Application Areas: Media component, nitrogen source
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Amino Acids & Peptides
Chemical Class: Amino Acids & Peptides
Melting Point: 232°C (Lit.)
Optical Rotation: +20° to +36 °(c=1, 1 N HCl)
Presentation: White Powder
pH: 6.7-7.2 (5%, aq soln)
Loss on Drying: <0.5%
Solubility: Very water soluble (10% aq soln, 100 mg/mL); sparingly soluble in alcohol.
Storage & Handling: Room Temperature