what is of L-Theanine with CAS 3081-61-6?
L-Theanine is the major amino acid found in Camellia sinensis, the source of green tea. It is an analog of the excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate, and thusly, binds to glutamate receptors. L-Theanine can antagonize various glutamate receptor subtypes as well as inhibit glutamine and glutamate transporters, which has been shown to be neuroprotective in animal models of focal cerebral ischemia. Further, L-theanine is reported to increase brain levels of dopamine, serotonin, GABA, nerve growth factor, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor.