- MW:582.58 Da
- Appearance:White to off-white crystalline powder
Kanamycin is an aminoglycosidic antibiotic that inhibits growth of gram-positive, gram-negative bacteria and mycoplasmas in cell culture. Kanamycin or kanamycin A is a major component of the antibiotic complex produced by certain strains of Streptomyces kanamyceticus. Kanamycin is supplied in two forms, a crystalline monosulfate monohydrate and a salt with a higher sulfate content. Kanamycin sulfate, which is sometimes referred to as “kanamycin bisulfate,” is obtained by adding sulfuric acid to a solution of the monosulfate and drying using a suitable procedure. Kanamycin sulfate binds to 30S ribosomes causing inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis.
Laboratory Use - resistance marker to grow plasmids of interest in competent bacterial cells.
Therapeutic Use - a second-line anti-tuberculosis drug.
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