Geneticin (G418 Sulfate)
For research use only. Not for use in humans.
Molecular Weight(MW): 692.71
Geneticin (G418 Sulfate), an aminoglycoside antibiotic, is an elongation inhibitor of 80 S ribosomes that blocks polypeptide synthesis by inhibiting the elongation step in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
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|Description||Geneticin (G418 Sulfate), an aminoglycoside antibiotic, is an elongation inhibitor of 80 S ribosomes that blocks polypeptide synthesis by inhibiting the elongation step in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.|
G418 is an inhibitor of many pro- and eukaryotes at concentrations from 1-300 microgram/ml. Resistance to G418 conferring by the neo gene from Tn5 encoding an aminoglycoside 3'-phosphotransferase, APT 3' II is commonly used in laboratory research to select genetically engineered cells.  In general for bacteria and algae concentrations of 5 mg/L or less are used, for mammalian cells concentrations of approximately 400 mg/L are used for selection and 200 mg/L for maintenance. Resistant clones selection could require from 1 to up to 3 weeks. 
|In vivo||Doses of G418 of between 40 and 80 mg/kg for three consecutive days are sufficient to eliminate all nontransfected T. brucei brucei parasites from infected mice. |
|In vitro||Water||100 mg/mL warmed (144.36 mM)|
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