Annick Goursot

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Lysobisphosphatidic acid (LBPA), or bis(monoacylglycerol)phosphate, is a very interesting lipid, that is mainly found in late endosomes. It has several intriguing characteristics, which differ from those of other animal glycerophospholipids, that may be related to its specific functions, particularly in the metabolism of cholesterol. Its phosphodiester(More)
The adsorption of N2 and CO in Na X-zeolites has been studied for different framework structures and extraframework cation distributions. To this aim, the cation-molecule system modeling one site has been embedded in a set of external point charges which simulate the zeolite environment of the site and has been treated quantum chemically, using a method(More)
In the context of nanomedicine, liposils (liposomes and silica) have a strong potential for drug storage and release schemes: such materials combine the intrinsic properties of liposome (encapsulation) and silica (increased rigidity, protective coating, pH degradability). In this work, an original approach combining solid state NMR, molecular dynamics,(More)
This paper highlights the relevance of including the high-energy conformational states sampled by Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (BOMD) in the calculation of time-averaged NMR chemical shifts. Our case study is the very flexible glycerol molecule that undergoes interconversion between conformers in a nonrandom way. Along the sequence of structures from(More)
The geometries, interaction energies, and vibrational frequencies of a series of n-alkane dimers up to dodecane have been calculated using density functional theory (DFT) augmented with an empirical dispersion energy term (DFT-D). The results obtained from this method for ethane to hexane dimers are compared with those provided by the MP2 level of theory(More)
BP86, B3LYP and MP2 methods, generally used to study large systems containing transition metals, were compared for their ability to accuratly evaluate bond dissociation energies of copper complexes. Various [Cu-L]+ and [Cu-L]2+ complexes in which L are small ligands and the higher coordinated complexes, [Cu(NH3)(4)]+ and [Cu(NH3)4]2+ were studied. For(More)
The conformational space of the dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) molecule has been studied using density functional theory (DFT), augmented with a damped empirical dispersion energy term (DFT-D). Fourteen ground-state isomers have been found with total energies within less than 1 kcal/mol. Despite differences in combinations of their torsion angles,(More)
The structural and electronic properties of the accessible Cu(I) site of a faujasite-type zeolite have been studied, by use of large cluster models and a density functional theory-based methodology. We demonstrate that the local ideal C(3) symmetry of the Cu(I) site II is broken. The Cu(I) cation is bonded to the zeolite framework by one bond of about 2.26(More)
The structural, electronic, and the bonding properties of the zeolite Sn-beta (Sn-BEA) have been investigated by using the periodic density functional theory. Each of the nine different T-sites in BEA were substituted by Sn atoms and all the nine geometries were completely optimized by using the plane-wave basis set in conjunction with the ultra-soft(More)