Meredith J T Jordan

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The effects of the enantiomers of a number of flexible and cis-constrained GABA analogues were tested on GABA(C) receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes using two-electrode voltage-clamp electrophysiology. (1S,2R)-cis-2-Aminomethylcyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid ((+)-CAMP), a potent and full agonist at the rho1 (EC(50) approximately 40 microM, I(max)(More)
The influence of treatment of electron correlation, size of basis set and choice of solvation model on the predicted stabilization of zwitterionic phosphinic and phosphonic acid gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogues is investigated using ab initio molecular orbital methods and density functional theory. Density functional theory with the B3LYP functional(More)
The solution-phase structures of a number of conformationally restricted gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogues are investigated at the MP2/6-31+G* level of theory, using both explicit water molecules and the conductor-like screening solvation model (COSMO) to model solvation. GABA analogues constrained in a cis conformation by either a double bond or(More)
The quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) model constructed in this work represents the first quantitative investigation into agonist binding at GABA C receptors. This model is based upon the three-dimensional structures of (g-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and 12 other biologically active GABA analogues. These structures are obtained by geometry(More)
Reaction pathways that bypass the conventional saddle-point transition state (TS) are of considerable interest and importance. An example of such a pathway, termed "roaming," has been described in the photodissociation of H(2)CO. In a combined experimental and theoretical study, we show that roaming pathways are important in the 308-nm photodissociation of(More)
We investigate the quantum dynamical nature of hydrogen bonding in 1,2-ethanediol and monohydrated 1,2-ethanediol using different levels of ab initio theory. Global full-dimensional potential energy surfaces were constructed from PW91/cc-pVDZ, B3LYP/cc-pVDZ, and MP2/cc-pVDZ ab initio data for gas-phase and monohydrated 1,2-ethanediol, using a modified(More)
Current atmospheric models underestimate the production of organic acids in the troposphere. We report a detailed kinetic model of the photochemistry of acetaldehyde (ethanal) under tropospheric conditions. The rate constants are benchmarked to collision-free experiments, where extensive photo-isomerization is observed upon irradiation with actinic(More)
The concentrations of organic acids, key species in the formation of secondary organic aerosols, are underestimated by atmospheric chemistry models by a factor of ∼2. Vinyl alcohol (VA, CH2═CHOH, ethenol) has been suggested as a precursor to formic acid, but sufficient tropospheric sources of VA have not been identified. Here, we show that VA is formed upon(More)
Isomeric oxo-bridged analogs of aza-trishomocubane sigma (sigma) receptor ligands were synthesized and shown to display a reduced affinity for the sigma receptor. In the case of phenethyl derivative 4, there was a concomitant introduction of high-affinity for the alpha(2C) adrenergic receptor, and moderate affinity for the dopamine transporter. Molecular(More)
Quantum and anharmonic effects are investigated in H2-Li(+)-benzene, a model for hydrogen adsorption in metal-organic frameworks and carbon-based materials. Three- and 8-dimensional quantum diffusion Monte Carlo (QDMC) and rigid-body diffusion Monte Carlo (RBDMC) simulations are performed on potential energy surfaces interpolated from electronic structure(More)