Artron Gene True Bar & CP4 EPSPS Combo Test Kit
EPSPS or 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase is an enzyme that catalyzes a reaction in plant and bacterial cells that is necessary for synthesizing some amino acids. The herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate), can bind to the EPSPS enzyme made in plants and block its ability to work. This causes the plant to run out of amino acids which halts growth and development. The plant eventually dies from starvation. Roundup is a non-selective systemic herbicide which means it injures and often kills most plants that come into contact with it.
CP4 EPSPS is the protein introduced by genetic manipulation that is expressed in glyphosate-tolerant soybeans, which are being developed to provide new weed-control options for farmers. Expression of this protein in plants imparts high levels of glyphosate tolerance. The safety of CP4 EPSPS was ascertained by evaluating both physical and functional characteristics. CP4 EPSPS degrades readily in simulated gastric and intestinal fluids, suggesting that this protein will be degraded in the mammalian digestive tract upon ingestion as a component of food or feed.
- For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
- Do not reuse.
- Do not use if the product is sealed barrier or its packaging is compromised.
- Do not use it after the expiration date shown on the pouch.
- Do not mix and interchange different specimens.
- Wear protective clothing such as laboratory coats, disposable gloves, and eye protection while handling potentially infectious material and performing the assay.
- Wash hands thoroughly after finishing the tests.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in the area where the specimens or kits are handled.
- Clean up spills thoroughly with appropriate disinfectants.
- Handle all specimens as if they contain infectious agents. Observe established precautions against microbiological hazards throughout testing procedures.
- Dispose of all specimens and used devices in a proper container. The handling and disposal of hazardous materials should follow local, national, or regional regulations.
- Keep out of children’s reach.