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Accepted name: theanine hydrolase
Reaction: N5-ethyl-L-glutamine + H2O = L-glutamate + ethylamine
Glossary: L-theanine = N5-ethyl-L-glutamine
Other name(s): L-theanine amidohydrolase; 5-N-ethyl-L-glutamine amidohydrolase
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
1.  Tsushida, T. and Takeo, T. An enzyme hydrolyzing L-theanine in tea leaves. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 2913–2917.
[EC created 1989]

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