• Product name

    Anti-Paraquat antibody
  • Description

    Sheep polyclonal to Paraquat
  • Host species

  • Specificity

    Paraquat 100%, Monoquat 5%, Diquat <0.1%, Norfamaquat <0.1%.
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: RIAmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Species independent
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to part of the native molecule conjugated to KLH.


Associated products


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab53431 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
  • Application notes
    RIA: Use at an assay dependent dilution. Add 200 µl of assay buffer to give 1/5 diluted stock. Use aliquots at working dilution.

    Not yet tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • Relevance

      Paraquat is the trade name for N,N'-Dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium dichloride, a viologen and is today among the most commonly used herbicides. Paraquat is used as a quaternary ammonium herbicide. It is toxic to humans if ingested. Other members of this class include diquat, cyperquat, diethamquat, difenzoquat, and morfamquat. All of these are easily reduced to the radical ion, which generates superoxide radical that reacts with unsaturated membrane lipids. As a herbicide the compound is quick-acting, non-selective, and kills green plant tissue on contact. It is redistributed within the plant but does not harm mature bark. Paraquat protects crops by controlling a wide range of annual and certain perennial weeds (unwanted plants) that reduce crop yield and quality by competing with the crop for water, nutrients, and light. The key characteristics that distinguish the non-selective contact herbicide paraquat from other active ingredients used in plant protection products are: It is non-selective, which means it kills a wide range of annual grasses and broad-leaved weeds and the tops of established perennial weeds. It is very fast-acting. It is rain-fast within minutes of application. It becomes biologically inactive upon contact with soil.
    • Alternative names

      • N N Dimethyl 4 4 bipyridinium dichloride antibody


    ab53431 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

    Customer reviews and Q&As

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    Thank you for your reply.

    Please let me know if the protocol variations do not prove to be successful. Also, unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer custom purification methods, unless you are interested in placing a bulk order (greater than 10 vials) and then we can start to explore the possibility of the custom purification.

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

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    Thank you for providing that information.

    We have not tested ab53431 in Immunofluorescence and so we cannot guarantee that it will work in that application, however I am more than happy to provide technical assistance.

    A few protocol variations that may help are:

    1 - Increase the % of BSA used in the blocking step

    2 - Instead of BSA, if you have the serum that the secondary antibody was raised in, then use that to block the samples.

    3 - Have you ran a no primary control, to see if the secondary antibody is non-specifically binding?

    4 - Increase the number of washes between the primary and secondary antibody stages.

    Please let me know if you are still having issues after altering your protocol and I will be happy to try and help further.

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