Alanyl-glutamine (Ala-Gln) is a dipeptide that is used as a substitute for glutamine in mammalian cell culture media. Gluta-mine is unstable in solution and forms ammonia which can have deleterious effects on cells in culture. Ala-Glu is stable to heat sterilization and is less ammoniagenic than glutamine, which contributes to its advantages as a media component.
This product is cell culture tested (0.5 mg/ml) and insect cell culture tested (0.2 mg/ml). It is appropriate for use in cell culture and insect cell culture applications at 2-10 mM .
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