Joanna M. Redmond

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ARF proteins regulate the formation of transport vesicles at many steps of the secretory and endocytic pathways. A recently identified family of ARF effectors, named GGAs, appears to regulate membrane traffic exiting the trans-Golgi network in mammalian cells (Boman et al., 2000). We have identified two GGA homologues in the yeast S. cerevisiae. These(More)
OBJECTIVES (S)-Leucoxine, isolated from the Colombian Lauraceae tree Rhodostemonodaphne crenaticupula Madriñan, was found to inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. A biomimetic approach for the chemical synthesis of a wide array of 1-substituted tetrahydroisoquinolines was undertaken with the aim of elucidating a common pharmacophore for(More)
4H-Quinolizin-4-ones are a unique class of heterocycle with valuable physicochemical properties and which are emerging as key pharmacophores for a range of biological targets. A tandem Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons olefination/cyclisation method has been developed to allow facile access to substituted 4H-quinolizin-4-ones encoded with a range of functional groups.
Palladium-catalysed coupling reactions based on a novel and easy-to-synthesise difluorinated organotrifluoroborate were used to assemble precursors to 6π-electrocyclisations of three different types. Electrocyclisations took place at temperatures between 90 and 240 °C, depending on the central component of the π-system; nonaromatic trienes were most(More)
A recently developed method for the near-ambient generation of difluorovinylzinc reagents has facilitated the preparation of 1-(N,N-diethylcarbamoyloxy)-2,2-difluoro-1-iodoethene and 2,2-difluoro-1-iodo-1-(2'-methoxyethoxymethoxy)ethene. The utility of these reagents has been investigated in Suzuki-Miyaura couplings with a range of potassium trifluoroborate(More)
Boronic acid solution speciation can be controlled during the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of haloaryl N-methyliminodiacetic acid (MIDA) boronic esters to enable the formal homologation of boronic acid derivatives. The reaction is contingent upon control of the basic biphase and is thermodynamically driven: temperature control provides highly(More)
Difluoroalkenylzinc reagents prepared from 1-(2'-methoxy-ethoxymethoxy)-2,2,2-trifluoroethane and 1-(N,N-diethylcarbamoyloxy)-2,2,2-trifluoroethane at ice bath temperatures underwent Negishi coupling with a range of aryl halides in a convenient one pot procedure. While significant differences between the enol acetal and carbamate reagents were revealed, the(More)
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