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  1. “A Novel Bifunctional Alkylphenol Anesthetic Allows Characterization of GABAA Receptor Subunit Binding Selectivity in Synaptosomes”, K.A. Woll, S. Murlidaran, B. J. Pinch, J. Hénin, X. Wang, R. Salari, M. Covarrubias, W. P. Dailey, G. Brannigan, B. A. Garcia, and R. G. Eckenhoff, J Biol Chem, DOI 10.1074/jbc.M116.736975.
  2. Shedding Light on Anesthetic Mechanisms: Application of Photoaffinity Ligands.“, K.A. Woll,W. P. Dailey, G. Brannigan, and R. G. Eckenhoff, Anesthesia & Analgesia, 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001365 .
  3. Interactions of  L-3,5,3′-triiodothyronine, Allopregnanolone, and Ivermectin with the GABA(A) receptor: Evidence for Overlapping Intersubunit Binding Modes, T. Westergard, R. Salari, J.V. Martin, G. Brannigan, PLOS ONE,  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139072 (2015). (Link)
  4. Role of the fourth transmembrane-helix in the allosteric modulation of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels, C. Carswell, C.M Hénault, S. Murlidaran, J.P.D Therien, P.F. Juranka, J.A Surujballi, G. Brannigan, J. E. Baenziger, Structure, DOI:10.1016/j.str.2015.06.020 (2015). (Link)
  5. Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics: a perspective from experiments and theory, Z. Cournia…G. Brannigan…A-N. Bondar, Journal of Membrane Biology DOI:10.1007/s00232-015-9802-0 (2015). (Link)
  6. Computational investigation of cholesterol binding sites on mitochondrial VDAC , B. Weiser, R. Salari, R.G. Eckenhoff, G. Brannigan, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118 (33) p 9852-9860 (2014). (Link)
  7. A Predicted binding site for cholesterol on the GABA(A) receptor , J. Hénin, R. Salari, S. Murlidaran, G. Brannigan, Biophysical Journal 106 (9) p1938–1949 (2014). (Link)
  8. Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels : Insights from Computation, R. Salari, S. Murlidaran, G. Brannigan, Molecular Simulation DOI:10.1080/08927022.2014.896462 (2014).  (Link)
  9. General anesthetics predicted to block the GLIC pore with micromolar affinity , D. N. LeBard, J. Hénin, R. G. Eckenhoff, M.L. Klein, G. Brannigan, PLoS Computational Biology 8(5): e1002532. (2012). (Link)
  10. Multiple binding sites for the general anesthetic isoflurane identified in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor transmembrane domain, G. Brannigan, D. N. LeBard, J. Hénin, R. G. Eckenhoff, M. L. Klein, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , 107(32), 14122-14127 (2010). (Link)
  11. An atomistic model for simulations of the general anesthetic isoflurane, J. Hénin, G. Brannigan, W. Dailey, R. Eckenhoff, M. L. Klein (joint first author),Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114, 604-612 (2010).(Link)
  12. A unitary anesthetic binding site at high resolution, L. Vedula, G. Brannigan, N. Economou, J. Xi, M. Hall, R. Liu,M. Rossi, W. Dailey, K. Grasty, M. L. Klein, R. Eckenhoff, P. Loll,Journal of Biological Chemistry 284, 24176-24184, (2009).(Link)
  13. Identification of a fluorescent general anesthetic, 1-aminoanthracene, C. A. Butts, J. Xi, G. Brannigan, A. A. Saad, S. P. Venkatachalan, R. A. Pearce, M. L. Klein, R. G. Eckenhoff, I. J. Dmochowski,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U. S. A.106, 6501–6506 (2009),(Link)
  14. Embedded cholesterol in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, G. Brannigan, J. Hénin, R. Law, R. Eckenhoff, M. L. Klein,Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 14418-14423 (2008).(Link)
  15. A model for lipid bilayers in implicit solvent,G. Brannigan and F. L. H. Brown,Chapter 4 in Coarse-Graining of Condensed Phase and Biomolecular Systems, Ed. G. A. Voth, CRC Press ISBN:9781420059557 (2008).
  16. Contributions of Gaussian curvature and non-constant lipid volume to protein deformation of lipid bilayers, G. Brannigan and F.L.H. Brown, Biophys. J. 92, 864-876 (2007). (Link)
  17. A Consistent model for thermal fluctuations and protein induced deformations in lipid bilayers, G. Brannigan and F.L.H. Brown, Biophys. J., 90, 1501 (2006).(Link)
  18. Implicit solvent simulation models for biomembranes, G. Brannigan, L.C.-L. Lin, and F. L. H. BrownEur. Biophys. J., 35, 104 (2006).(Link)
  19. Flexible lipid bilayers in implicit solvent, G. Brannigan, P. F. Philips, and F. L. H. Brown, Phys. Rev. E, 72, 011915 (2005).(Link)
  20. Composition dependence of bilayer elasticity, G. Brannigan and F. L. H. Brown,J. Chem. Phys., 122, 074905 (2005).(Link)
  21. The role of molecular shape in bilayer elasticity and phase behavior, G. Brannigan, A.C. Tamboli, and F. L. H. Brown,J. Chem. Phys., 121, 3259-3271 (2004).(Link)
  22. Solvent-free simulations of fluid membrane bilayers, G. Brannigan and F. L. H. Brown,J. Chem. Phys., 120, 1059-1071 (2004).(Link)
  23. Boundary effects on forced drainage through aqueous foam, G. Brannigan and O. Bonfim,Phil. Mag. Lett., 81, 197-201 (2001). (Link)

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