Brendan J. Howlin

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Using a parameter set (RDA-DR2.21_Inv) previously published by our group, both the atom-to-atom connectivities and geometries and the physical and mechanical properties of poly[bis-4-(4-cyanatophenoxy)phenyl sulphone] have been simulated with remarkable accuracy. Molecular dynamics simulation, carried out on the polymer structure at a variety of(More)
The construction of molecular models of crosslinked polymers is an area of some difficulty and considerable interest. We report here a new method of constructing these models and validate the method by modelling three epoxy systems based on the epoxy monomers bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (BFDGE) and triglycidyl-p-amino phenol (TGAP) with the curing agent(More)
The p22(phox) protein is an essential subunit of the cytochrome b(558) of the NADPH oxidase (Nox) complex which by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays important role in regulating cellular function. p22(phox) stabilises the Nox enzyme, assists in catalytic core maturation and in the meantime provides an anchoring site for cytosolic regulatory(More)
The miscibility of the dicyanate of bisphenol A, with three dicyanate monomers, with aryl/alkylene ether backbones is studied at different compositions of a binary blend. Solubility parameters are calculated for dicyanate monomers and selected oligmers using the methods of Small and Fedors to predict compatibility. The results are evaluated in terms of the(More)
Recently published X-ray structures of three common forms, A, B and C, of oligomycin, including absolute configurations, are investigated to examine their binding to ATP Synthase. The X-ray studies reveal regions with differences in three-dimensional structure and hydrogen bonding propensity between the oligomycins, which may be associated with their(More)
A series of agonists to the rat muscarinic receptor have been docked computationally to the active site of a homology model of rat M1 muscarinic receptor. The agonists were modelled on the X-ray crystal structure of atropine, which is reported here and the docking studies are shown to reproduce correctly the order of experimental binding affinities for the(More)
Phagocyte superoxide production by a multicomponent NADPH oxidase is important in host defense against microbial invasion. However inappropriate NADPH oxidase activation causes inflammation. Endothelial cells express NADPH oxidase and endothelial oxidative stress due to prolonged NADPH oxidase activation predisposes many diseases. Discovering the mechanism(More)
Updated models of the Rat Cytochrome P450 2D enzymes are produced based on the recent x-ray structures of the Human P450 2D6 enzyme both with and without a ligand bound. The differences in species selectivity between the epimers quinine and quinidine are rationalised using these models and the results are discussed with regard to previous studies. A close(More)
  • Brendan J Howlin, Roderic Green, A E Thumser, D C Povey, Jose´w Saldanha, Brian S Potter +1 other
  • 2008
Recently published detailed X-ray structures of the three common forms, A, B and C, of Oligomycin, including absolute configurations, have been employed in order to investigate their binding to ATP synthase. The X-ray studies revealed regions with differences in three-dimensional structure and hydrogen bonding propensity between the Oligomycins, which may(More)