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Accepted name: glutamate—ethylamine ligase
Reaction: ATP + L-glutamate + ethylamine = ADP + phosphate + N5-ethyl-L-glutamine
Other name(s): N5-ethyl-L-glutamine synthetase; theanine synthetase; N5-ethylglutamine synthetase
Systematic name: L-glutamate:ethylamine ligase (ADP-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 62213-31-4
1.  Sasaoka, K. and Kito, M. Synthesis of theanine by tea seedling homogenate. Agric. Biol. Chem. 28 (1964) 313–317.
2.  Sasaoka, K., Kito, M. and Inagaki, H. Studies on the biosynthesis of theanine in tea seedlings. Synthesis of theanine by the homogenate of tea seedlings. Agric. Biol. Chem. 27 (1963) 467–468.
3.  Sasaoka, K., Kito, M. and Onishi, Y. Some properties of the theanine synthesizing enzyme in tea seedlings. Agric. Biol. Chem. 29 (1965) 984–988.
[EC created 1976]

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