Product nameKanamycin sulfate (aqueous), aminoglycoside antibiotic agent
DescriptionAminoglycoside antibiotic agent.
- Kanamycin A (sulfate)
- kanamycin A sulfate
- kanamycin acid sulphate
Aminoglycoside antibiotic agent effective against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and mycoplasma. Originally purified from the bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus. Binds to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit, inhibits translocation, and elicits miscoding. Often used to select for bacteria which have been successfully transformed with a plasmid conferring kanamycin resistance.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSupplied in water (30 mg/ml)
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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This product has been referenced in:
- Gutiérrez-Huante M et al. Bicarbonate enhances the in vitro antibiotic activity of kanamycin in Escherichia coli. Lett Appl Microbiol 60:440-6 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25585891) »