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diquat

(dī′kwăt)
A herbicide, chemically related to paraquat, that releases hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals when consumed. It can cause nausea, vomiting, renal failure, altered mental status, and cardiac arrhythmias.
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Trials looking at alternatives to diquat, including both alternative chemical and mechanical methods, are being run in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute.
[24] World Health Organization, Paraquat and Diquat: Environmental Health Criteria, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, 1984.
To study the effect of SIRT2 inhibition, one set of cells transfected with SIRT2 and pcDNA3.1 were treated with either diquat (Sigma-Aldrich, UK) dissolved in PBS (Phosphate buffered saline; Sigma-Aldrich) or rotenone (Sigma-Aldrich) dissolved in DMSO (dimethyl sulphoxide, Sigma-Aldrich) at a final concentration of 0.2% PBS/DMSO alone and a second set of cells with toxin and AGK2 as a specific SIRT2 inhibitor (25 [micro]M; Tocris, UK; see Supplementary Figure 4 in Supplementary Material available online at https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2643587).
Nickell (1982), trabalhando com a cultura da cana-de-acucar, conseguiu controlar 100% da floracao, aplicando 14 g de diquat [ha.sup.-1].
A slight tweak brought the chemical's two nitrogens closer together and the altered version, called Diquat, is much less attractive to lung cells.
Toxicological and hygiene studies of bipyridylium herbicides diquat and paraquat, Ph.D Thesis.
O diquat tornou-se o produto mais amplamente utilizado como inibidor quimico da florescencia no Havai (RODRIGUES, 1995).
The dipyridylium herbicides, paraquat and diquat. Residue Reviews, 23: 97-45.