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G418 disulfate salt


Product overview

  • Name
    G418 disulfate salt
  • Short description
    Antibiotic. Widely used in cell culture. Protein synthesis inhibitor.
  • Biological description

    Antibiotic. Inhibits protein synthesis to show cytotoxic activity.

    Widely used in cell culture for the selection of eukaryotic expression vectors, in combination with either aminoglycoside phosphotransferase 3' or APH II.

    Also shows antiviral activity and induces apoptosis.

  • Biological action
  • Applications
    Cell Culture, Plant Culture, Selection Agent
  • Purity
  • Citations


  • Molecular Weight
  • Molecular Formula
  • CAS Number
  • PubChem identifier
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  • MDL number
  • Appearance
    White to off-white

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
    +4 °C
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in water (75 mM)
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use.

References for G418 disulfate salt

  • The effects of G418 on the growth and metabolism of recombinant mammalian cell lines.

    Yallop and Svendsen (2001) Cytotechnology 35(2) : 101-14
    PubMedID: 19003287
  • A novel kanamycin/G418 resistance marker for direct selection of transformants in Escherichia coli and different yeast species.

    Agaphonov et al (2010) Yeast 27(4) : 189-95
    PubMedID: 20014045
  • Use of plasmid-mediated resistance to the antibiotic G418 for the rapid screening of a yeast mutant library.

    Chenevert et al (1984) J Exp Pathol 1(4) : 307-13
    PubMedID: 6400641
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