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G-418 Sulfate Salt (Geneticin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that is synthesized from Micromonospora rhodorangea and functions by causing a chain of nonsense mutations during translation. Due to translation G-418 inhibited polypeptide synthesis and protein elongation. G-418 binds to the 80S subunit of the ribosome by blocking the elongation phase of protein synthesis, both in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It also shows activity against protozoa, cecal amoebiasis, and helminthes.
• Used routinely in molecular genetics experiments for selecting eukaryotic transformants
• Used in plant and mammalian cell culture as a selectable marker
• Used as a gene selection antibiotic that has a powerful new role in genome editing, utilizing the CRISPR/CAS9 system.
• Ability to inhibit poliovirus and rhinovirus 2A proteinases in vitro
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
|Handling||Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabeled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination. Protect from light and moisture! Warning: Harmful! Irritant!|