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L-Glutamine Solution, 200 mM

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L-Glutamine 200 mM Solution (29.23 mg/mL). L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid required by virtually all mammalian and insect cells grown in culture. L-Glutamine is also more labile 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. 

All cell culture media are formulated to contain appropriate amounts of L-glutamine to support cell growth well beyond the expiration date of the media. However, if L-glutamine is suspected to be a limiting factor during cell culture, a simple test of ‘spiking’ the medium with a small amount of L-glutamine will determine whether or not more is required. Simply 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 and more should be added.
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Added as a supplement to cell culture media. L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid required by virtually all mammalian and insect cells grown in culture. L-Glutamine is also more labile 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. 

Note: L-glutamine degradation results in the build-up of ammonia which can have a deleterious effect on some cell lines. Use caution when adding more L-glutamine than called for in the original medium formulation (2 to 4 mM is standard). For most cell lines, ammonia toxicity is more critical for cell viability than L-glutamine limitation.

For more information, please contact ATCC Technical Service.

Applications
Cell culture
Cell growth and viability
Volume
100 mL
Product format
Frozen
Storage conditions
-20°C or colder
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General

Specific applications
L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid required by virtually all mammalian and insect cells grown in culture.

L-Glutamine is also more labile 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.

All cell culture media are formulated to contain appropriate amounts of L-glutamine to support cell growth well beyond the expiration date of the media. However, if L-glutamine is suspected to be a limiting factor during cell culture, a simple test of 'spiking' the medium with a small amount of L-glutamine will determine whether or not more is required. Simply 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 and more should be added.

Handling information

Handling notes

Added as a supplement to cell culture media. L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid required by virtually all mammalian and insect cells grown in culture. L-Glutamine is also more labile 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. 

Note: L-glutamine degradation results in the build-up of ammonia which can have a deleterious effect on some cell lines. Use caution when adding more L-glutamine than called for in the original medium formulation (2 to 4 mM is standard). For most cell lines, ammonia toxicity is more critical for cell viability than L-glutamine limitation.

For more information, please contact ATCC Technical Service.

Quality control specifications

Bacterial and fungal testing
Not detected
Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected
Endotoxin
0.25 EU/mL
Osmolality
400 to 500 mOsm/kg
pH
5.0 to 6.0

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ATCC

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