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Rapid CDIATM kanamycin kits are intended for the qualitative detection of kanamycin in milk.

Kanamycin (also known as kanamycin A) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, available in oral, intravenous, and intramuscular forms. It is used to treat a wide variety of infections. Kanamycin is isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus and commonly used in form of the sulfate. It irreversibly binds to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit, specifically in contact with 16S rRNA and S12 protein within the 30S subunit. This leads to interference with translational initiation complex and, misreading of mRNA, thereby hampering protein synthesis and resulting in bactericidal effect. Because of neurotoxicity and neurotoxicity, kanamycin is bad for human health in food residue.

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