Conference presentations & other published work

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

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2012

Blednov YA, Johnson III WD, Hanrahan JR, Chebib M, Johnston GAR and Harris RA ‘Pharmacological and genetic dissection of the role of GABA receptors containing rho1 or rho2 subunits in behavioral effects of ethanol’ 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Francisco, 23-27 June 2012 (Alcoholism – Clinical and Experimental Research, 2012, 36 supplement 1, 177A)

Devenish S, Mewett KN, Collins M, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JR ‘Photoaffinity labelling for characterization of a new binding site on GABA-A receptors’ The 11th Biennial Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Kobe, Japan, 29 September - 2 October 2012 (Journal of Neurochemistry, 2012, 123 Supplement 1, 87)

Karim N, Curmi J, Gavande N, Wellendorf P, Tierney ML, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR ‘Flavonoid anxiolytics with unique selectivity profiles at GABA-A receptors’ The 10th Annual BIT Conference on International Drug Discovery Science and Technology, Nanjing, China 8-10 November

2011

Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘2’-Methoxy-6-methylflavone – a novel direct activator of α2β2/3γ2L and α4β1/2/3δ GABA-A receptors’ ANS, Auckland, 30 January – 3 February 2011

Yamamoto I, Gavande N, Absalom NL, Locock K, Mewett KN, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M’ Interaction of GABA-C antagonists with constitutively active receptors' ANS, Auckland, 30 January – 3 February 2011

Chebib M, Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, and Hanrahan JR, ‘Synthetic flavones exhibit anxiolytic activities in the elevated plus maze and light dark test paradigms’ Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA, 12-16 November 2011

Yamamoto I, Gavande N, Carland J, O’Hagen D, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M, ‘Threonine 244 determines the pharmacology of S- and R-GABOB at GABA rho1 receptors’ Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA, 14-16 November 2011

Chebib M, Karin N, Curmi J, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR, Tierney ML and Wellendorf P, '2-MeO6MF activates extrasynaptic alpha4, beta 3, delta GABA-A receptors in a biphasic manner: a possible tool for differentiating stoichiometric arrangements of the receptor' ASCEPT-AUPS-HBPRCA Joint Meeting, Perth, 4-9 December 2011

Locock KES, Tran P, McDermott TK, Johnston GAR and Allan RD. 'Derivatives of 4-ACPCA as selective GABA-C antagonists' RACI Biomolecular Division Conference, Biomolecular at the Beach 2011, Torquay, Victoria, 4-9 December 2011

McDermott TK, 'Synthetic routes to N-substituted hydroxamate GABA analogues' RACI Biomolecular Division Conference, Biomolecular at the Beach 2011, Torquay, Victoria, 4-9 December 2011

2010

Bakas T and Hinton T ‘Subjective measures of treatment outcome for people with schizophrenia on antipsychotic medications’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Carland JE, Yamamoto I, Habashy D, Abdel-Halim H, Absoalom N, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Phenylalanine 124 at GABA(C) rho1 receptors influences the on-off time constants for GABA’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Chebib M, Fernandez SP, Hanrahan JR, Hinton T, Johnston GAR, Kumar RJ, Karim N and Mewett KN, Flavonoids and GABA receptors, GABA2010, San Servolo, Venice, Italy, 22-27 August 2010

Chebib M, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Karim N ‘3-OH-2'-Methoxy-6-methylflavone: an allosteric modulator of synaptic while activator of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptors’ 20th Neuropharmacology Conference, High resolution neuropharmacology: structure changes the paradigm, San Diego, 10-12 November 2010

Devenish SO, Mewett KN, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Fernandez SP and Hanrahan JR ‘Photoaffinity labelling to identify the site of action of flavan-3-ol derivatives on GABA-A receptors’ RACI National Convention, Melbourne, 4-8 July 2010

Gavande N, Mewett KN, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of novel, selective, γ-aminobutyric acid ρ (GABA-C) receptor antagonists’ 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, USA, 22-26 August 2010

Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of fluorescent GABA-C probes for receptor visualization and localizations studies’ 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, USA, 22-26 August 2010

Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of 3-aminopyridazine derivatives of γ-aminobutyric acid acting as GABA-C (ρ) antagonists’ 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, USA, 22-26 August 2010


Iyer D, Karim, N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Valproate and the promiscuous delta-containing GABA-A receptors’ ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 28 November-1 December.
Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Mewett KN, Kumar RJ and Kim HL, GABA – a brief history and future directions, GABA2010, San Servolo, Venice, Italy, 22-27 August 2010

Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘2’-Methoxy-6-methylflavone: a novel allosteric activator of α4β1/3δ GABA-A receptors’ Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, 13-17 November 2010

Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 2'-Methoxy-6-methylflavone: a novel allosteric activator of α2β2/3γ2L and α4β1/2/3δ GABA-A receptors with anxiolytic effects in mice’ 20th Neuropharmacology Conference, High resolution neuropharmacology: structure changes the paradigm, San Diego, 10-12 November 2010

Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘2’-Methoxy-6-methylflavone: a novel allosteric activator of α4β1/2/3δ GABA-A receptors‘ ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 28 November-1 December.

Karim N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘3-Hydroxy-2’-methoxyflavone: an allosteric modulator of synaptic while activator of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptors’ ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 28 November-1 December.

Kim HL, Kumar RJ, Hanrahan JR, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Chebib M ‘Cognitive enhancement by GABA-C receptor antagonists’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD ‘GABA-C selective antagonists: Gains in selectivity derived from simple bioisoteric modifications‘ RACI National Convention, Melbourne, 4-8 July 2010

Ng CC, Duke R, Hinton T and Johnston GAR ‘Effect of ginkgo terpenoid lactones on cysteinyl mutants of GABA(A) receptor pore’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Lummis SCR, Thompson AJ, McGonigle I, Duke RK and Johnston ‘Ginkgo biloba: differential toxicities in insects and vertebrates are due to different GABA receptor interactions’ Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, 13-17 November 2010

Pera E, Yow TT, Absalom N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Characterization of tertiapin-q activity on inwardly rectifying K+ channels’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Pera E, Yow TT, Absalom N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Naringin and tertiapin-Q share a binding site on GIRK channels’ ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 28 November-1 December.

Quek GXJ, Halliday JI, Absalom NL, McLeod MD and Chebib M ‘Investigating the nicotinic non-competitive binding site’ Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, 31 January-3 February 2010

Skilbeck KJ, Johnston GAR and Hinton T ‘Long-lasting effects of early life stress on GABAA receptors’ ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 28 November-1 December.

2009

Allan RD 'Constraining L-glutamate' GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Carland JE, Yananiti I, Habashy D, Abdel-Halim H, Absalom N, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Phenylalanine 124 at GABA rho1 receptors influences the on-off rates for GABA' Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 17-24 October 2009

Chebib M 'GABAc receptors - are they as simple as ABC?' GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Chebib M, Kim H-L, Kumar, RJ, Matos, S, Abdel-Halim H, Hinton T, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JR ‘GABAc antagonists as enhancers of learning and memory', 7th Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, AIMECS09, Cairns, 23-27 August 2009

Chebib M, Kim H-L, Kumar, RJ, Matos, S, Abdel-Halim H, Hinton T, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JR ‘GABAc antagonists as enhancers of learning and memory’, 11th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Vienna, 3-7 August 2009 (Amino Acids, 2009, 37, S15)

Chebib M, Karim N, Premoli N, Gavande N, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JR ‘2’-Methoxy-6-methylflavone, an allosteric activator of α2-contiaining GABAa receptors’ Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 17-24 October 2009

Devenish SO, Mewett KN, Fernandez SP, Chebib M, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JR ‘Elucidation of the site of action of flavans-3-ol derivatives on GABAa receptors’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Duke RK, Ng CC, Kaufman A, Duke CC, Tran VH, Zhang SW, Zhu H, Pahl M, Huang ZH, Hinton T and Johnston GAR ‘Ginkgo, GABA and bees’ GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Gavande NS, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Fluorescent GABAc probes for receptor visualization and localization studies’, 7th Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, AIMECS09, Cairns, 23-27 August 2009

Gavande NS, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘Fluorescent GABA ρ1 probes for receptor visualization and localization studies’ Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 17-24 October 2009

Hanrahan JR 'From amino acids to flavonoids' GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Johnston GAR ‘GABA: thinking outside the brain’ ‘GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Johnston GAR ‘ASCEPT Debate: Academics don’t discover drugs – against the statement’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Karin N, Premoli I, Po K, Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M ‘2’-Methoxy-6-methylflavone, an allosteric activator of α2β2γ2L GABAa receptors’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Kim H-L, Kumar RJ, Hanrahan JR, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Chebib M ‘Memory enhancing effects of some aminophosphinic acid analogs of GABA’, 11th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Vienna, 3-7 August 2009 (Amino Acids, 2009, 37, S15)

Kim HL, Kumar RJ, Hanrahan JR, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Chebib M ‘Cognitive enhancement by selective GABAc receptor antagonists’ GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Kim HL, Kumar RJ, Hanrahan JR, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Chebib M ‘Learning and memory enhancement by selective GABAc receptor antagonists’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD ‘Novel GABAc antagonists through bioisosteric modification of 4-aminocyclopent-1-ene carboxylic acid‘ GARJfest: Molecular Pharmacology of Amino Acid Transmitters: From Cryptic to Contemporary Drug Targets’ Sydney, 28-29 November 2009

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD ‘Novel GABAc antagonists derived from 4-aminocyclopent-1-ene carboxylic acid’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Ng CC, Duke K, Hinton T and Johnston GAR ‘Effects of bilobalide, ginkgolide B and picrotoxinin on GABAa receptor modulation’ Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan 15-18 October 2009

Ng CC, Duke RK, Hinton T and Johnston GAR ‘Effects of bilobalide, ginkgolide B and picrotoxinin on positive GABAa receptor modulators’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Pera E, Yow TT. Absalom, Gavande N, Hanrahan JR, Hibbs D, Johnston GAR and Chebib M ‘Flavonoids modulate G-protein inwards rectifying potassium channels’ ASCEPT 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 29 November-2 December 2009

Quek GX, Halliday JI, McLeod MD and Chebib M 'Probing the non-competitive binding site within the N-terminal region of the alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptors' Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 17-24 October 2009


2008

Abdelhalim A, Chebib M and Hanrahan JR 'Traditional medicines acting at GABAa receptors' Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, 18th Neurophrmacology Conference in association with IUPHAR, Washington, 12-14 November 2008

Bakas T and Hinton T 'Subjective measures of treatment outcome for people with schizophrenia on antipsychotic medications' Australian Society for Neuroscience, 28th Annual Meeting, Hobart, 27-30 January 2008

Devenish SO, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Synthesis of flavan-3-ol derivatives: towards a potent and alpha2 selective positive modulator of GABAa receptors' Faculties of Health Research Conference “From Cell to Society 6”, Leura, 11-12 November 2008

Fernandez SP., Mewett KN., Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'Flavan-3-ol derivatives are allosteric modulators of GABAa receptors with anxiolytic properties in mice' Australian Society for Neuroscience, 28th Annual Meeting, Hobart, 27-30 January 2008

Fernandez SP, Mewett KN, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'Flavan-3-ol derivates are positive modulators of GABAa receptors with higher efficacy for the alpha2 subunit and anxiolytic, but not sedative actions' 6th FENS Forum of European Neuroscience, Geneva, 12-16 July 2008 (FENS Abstracts, 2008, 4, 011.7)

Gavande N, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Fluorescent GABAc probes for receptor visualization and localization studies' 3D at the Cove, RACI Division of Biomolecular Chemistry, Couran Cove, Queensland, 13-17 July 2008

Kim H-L, Kumar RJ, Hanrahan JR, Fernandez SP, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'GABAc antagonists as memory enhancers', Society for Neuroscience, Washington, 15-19 November 2008

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD ' A novel series of substituted GABA derivatives' Faculties of Health Research Conference “From Cell to Society 6”, Leura, 11-12 November 2008

*McGonigle I, Duke, RK, Johnston, *Thompson A and Lummis SCR 'Ginkgolide A, ginkgolide B and bilobalide are antagonists of insect GABA receptors' British Pharmacological Society Winter Meeting, Brighton, UK, 16-18 December 2008

Ng C, Duke RK, Hinton T and Johnston GAR 'Ginkgo biloba terpenoid lactones ands GABAa receptor function' Faculties of Health Research Conference “From Cell to Society 6”, Leura, 11-12 November 2008

Premoli I, Po K, An SP, Johnston GAR, Chebib M and Hanrahan JR 'Effects of 6-methyl-2'-methoxy-flavone on wildtype and mutant GABAc receptors' 3D at the Cove, RACI Division of Biomolecular Chemistry, Couran Cove, Queensland, 13-17 July 2008

Quek GXJ, Halliday JI, McLeod MD, Chebib M 'Probing the nAChR channel using SCAM to locate the binding site of novel nicotinic antagonists' Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, 18th Neurophrmacology Conference in association with IUPHAR, Washington, 12-14 November 2008

Skilbeck KJ, Johnston GAR and Hinton T 'Early life environment produces long-lasting effects on GABAa receptors' Australian Society for Neuroscience, 28th Annual Meeting, Hobart, 27-30 January 2008

Yow TT, Nguyen M, Gavande N, Fernandez S, Johnston GAR, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Modulation of G-protein-coupled inwardly rectifying potassium channels by the flavonoids glycoside, naringin' 3D at the Cove, RACI Division of Biomolecular Chemistry, Couran Cove, Queensland, 13-17 July 2008


2007

Abdelhalim A Chebib M Hanrahan JR 'Rosmarinus Officinalis and Salvia Triloba Acting at GABAa Receptors' ASCEPT-SEAWP Joint Meeting, Adelaide, 2-6 December 2007

Abdelhalim A, Aburjai T, Chebib M, Hanrahan J 'Ethnopharmacological Survey Of Medicinal Herbs In Tafila Region (Jordan)' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Abdel-Halim H and Collins M 'Homology modelling of the extracellular ligand binding domain of rho-1 GABA-C receptors' Higher Degree Student Conference, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, 14 June 2007

Abdel-Halim H, Hanrahan J, Hibbs D, Chebib M 'Target Based Drug Design of Selective GABAc Receptor ligands' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Chebib M, Yow T, Nguyen M, Fernandez S, Gavande N, Johnston G, Hanrahan J, 'Flavonoids Activate G Protein-Coupled Inwardly Rectifying Potassium (GIRK) Channels: How, Where and Why' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Associations, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Fernandez SP, Mewett KN, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'Novel flavan-3-ol derivatives that positive modulate GABA-A receptors' Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 April 2007

Fernandez SP, Mewett KN, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'Simpler analogues of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate that positively modulate GABA-A receptors' 7th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, Melbourne 12-17 July 2007

Fernandez SP, Mewett KN, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR 'Flavan-3-ol derivatives are novel modulators of GABAa receptors' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Associations, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Gavande N, Premoli I, Kim H-L, Wong K, Park A, DukeRK, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR, Chebib M 'Guanidino Analogues of GABA as Potent GABAc Receptor Antagonists' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Haddadan G, Lavidis N, Rosemarie Einstein R and Fernandez S 'Can the smell of crushed leaves alleviate the stress in my laboratory animals?' Bosch Institute VIIth Annual Young Investigators Symposium, Sydney, 14 December 2007

Hanrahan JR, Chebib M, Kumar RJ, Crean C, Kim H0L, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR 'Amino cyclopentene alkylphosphinic GABA analogues: selective GABAc antagonists' International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry, St Petersburg, Russia, 27-31 August 2007

Kim H, Kumar RJ, Gavande N, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Mewett KN, Crean C, Johnston GAR 'Phosphinic Acid GABA Analogues: Selective and Potent GABAc Receptor Antagonists' ASCEPT-SEAWP Joint Meeting, Adelaide, 2-6 December 2007

Ng N, Hanrahan JR, Collins M, Frølund B 'Investigation of Novel Imidazole-4-acetic Acid (I-4AA) Analogues on GABA Receptors' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Nguyen MK, Yow TT, Johnston GAR, Chebib M and Fernandez SP 'The flavonoids naringin, gossypin and flavone exert anxiolytic and sedative actions in mice' ASCEPT-SEAWP Joint Meeting, Adelaide, 2-6 December 2007

Quek G, Halliday J, Collins M, McLeod M 'Mapping the Binding site of novel non-competitive antagonists in the nAChR Channel using Cysteine Mutants' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Scarf A, Hinton T, Fernandez S and Johnston G 'The effects of bicyclic monoterpenes at GABAa receptors in vitro and in vivo' Bosch Institute VIIth Annual Young Investigators Symposium, Sydney, 14 December 2007

Skilbeck KJ, Hinton T and Johnston GAR 'Stress and sex induced differences in high and low affinity [3H]GABA binding sites by brain region' 7th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, Melbourne 12-17 July 2007

Skilbeck KJ, Hinton T, Johnston GAR and McLennan IS 'MIS-/- mice have cryptic neurological deficiencies' 25th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, 25-29 August 2007

Skilbeck KJ , Johnston GAR, and Hinton T 'Effects of early life environment on GABAa receptors, anxiety and anhedonia' Bosch Institute VIIth Annual Young Investigators Symposium, Sydney, 14 December 2007

WeI J, Collins M, Hanrahan JR, Frølund B 'Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Tetrazolyl Analogues of GABA' Medicines: Design to Delivery, the 2007 Annual Conference of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, 8-11 December, Manly, NSW

Yow TT, Hanrahan JR, Hibbs DE, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'The role of extracellular aromatic amino acids in the modulation of GIRK channels by naringin' ASCEPT-SEAWP Joint Meeting, Adelaide, 2-6 December 2007

Yow TT, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'The mode(s) of action of naringen on GIRK channels' Higher Degree Student Conference, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, 14 June 2007

Yow TT, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'The mechanisms(s) of action of naringin of G-protein coupled inwardly rectify potassium channels' Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA, 3-7 November 2007


2006

Abdel Halim H, Hibbs DE, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Homology modelling of the extracellular ligand binding domain of GABA-C receptors' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Abdelhalim, A, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Traditional medicines acting at GABA and nicotinic receptors' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Crean CE, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Johnston, Wustrow DJ and Yow T 'Synthesis of alkyl-substituted cyclopentene and cyclopentane analogues of GABA' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Dedova IV, Schleimer SB, Dedov VN, Johnston GAR, Cordwell S, Henderson JM and Matsumoto I 'Effects of chronic haloperidol treatment on proteomic profiles in the rat striatum' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Duke RK, Huang SH, Salam NK, Chebib M, Sasaki K, Wada K and Johnston GAR 'Antagonism of Ginkgo terpene trilactones at GABA receptors; IUPAC International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products, Kyoto, Japan, 23-28 July 2006

Granger RE, Campbell EL and Johnston GAR 'Monoterpenoids & GABA: from in vitro to in vivo' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Halliday JI, Chebib M, and McLeod M 'Investigating the conformational preference of constrained homocholien ligands for neuronal nicotinic receptors' XVth World Congress of Pharmacology, Beijing, China, 2-7 July 2006

Halliday JJ, Chebib M and McLeod MD 'Analogues of methyllycaconitine: exploring the limits of simplification' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Hanrahan J, Kumar M, Collins (Chebib) M, Johnston G 'Potent selective GABA-C receptor antagonists' XIXth International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 August-2 September, 2006 (Drugs of the Future, 2006, 31(Suppl. A), 49)

Johnston GAR 'Pacifichem Perspective' Chemistry in Australia, 2006, 72(2), 14

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Hinton T and Mewett KN 'Cyclopentanyl phosphinic acid derivatives of GABA as GABA-C receptor antagonists that enhance spacial memory' 26th European Winter Conference on Brain Research, Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland, 4-11 March 2006

Johnston GAR, Collins M, Hanrahan JR, Kumar RJ and Mewet KN 'Design and discovery of some cognitive enhancers that target GABA-C receptors' From Cell to Society 5. The Heath Faculties, University of Sydney, Leura, 9-10 August 2006

Lin DS-H, Chebib M and McLeod M 'Synthesis and biological evaluation of simple methylcaconitine analogues on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors' XVth World Congress of Pharmacology, Beijing, China, 2-7 July 2006

Locock KES, Johnston, GAR, and Allan RD 'The synthesis and testing of a novel series of potential GABA-C antagonists' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD 'Paths to novel cyclopentane GABA analogues' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Mutambi E, Omolo, J, Cheplogoi P and Hanrahan JR 'Antibacterial compounds produced by a basidiomycete JO5191' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Ng CKL, Hanrahan JR, Collins (Chebib) M 'Novel homo-beta-proline analogues and their activities at GABA-B receptors' XIXth International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 August-2 September, 2006 (Drugs of the Future, 2006, 31(Suppl. A), 136)

Nguygen TH, Howard ST, Hanrahan Jand Hibbs DE 'Experimental electron densities and molecular recognition: a supramolecular approach to host-guest interaction' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

O'Reilly JN , Skilbeck KJ , Johnston GAR and Hinton T 'The effects of the antipsychotic drugs haloperidol and olanzapine on GABA-A receptor binding in the thalamus and hippocampus' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Salam NK, Church WB, Hanrahan JR, Kapoor V and Hibbs D 'Computer-aided design of potential kynurenine aminotransferase-1 inhibitors as drugs for schizophrenia' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006

Schleimer SB , Dedov IV , Matsumoto I , Johnston GAR and Henderson JM 'Comparison of behavioural changes with haloperidol, clozapine and quetiapine in an animal model' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Skilbeck KJ , Johnston GAR and Hinton T ''The effects of antipsychotic drugs on GABA-A receptors depend on receptor subtype and treatment period' 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January - 3 February 2006

Skilbeck KJ, O'Reilly J, Johnston GAR and Hinton T 'Antipsychotic drugs effects on GABA-A receptors' 7th Biennial Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Singapore 2-5 July 2006

Skilbeck KJ, O'Reilly J, Johnston GAR and Hinton T 'Antipsychotic drugs effects on GABA-A receptors' Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, Fremantle, WA, 21-23 August 2006 (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2006, 40(2), A125)

Yow, TT, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Naringin modulates GIRK1/GIRK4 potassium channels independent of the presence of GABA-B receptor subunits' XVth World Congress of Pharmacology, Beijing, China, 2-7 July 2006

Yow, TT, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR, Hibbs D and Chebib M 'Flavonoids modulate inwardly rectifying potassium channels' Drug Design Amongst The Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW, 3-7 December 2006


2005

Abdel Halim H, Hibbs DE, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Comparative modelling of extracellular domain of GABAc receptors: towards the design and development of selective GABAc receptor ligands' Connect 2005, RACI 12th National Convention, Sydney, 3-7 July 2005

Chu CP, Campbell EL, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Flavanones Negatively Modulate alpha4beta2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors' ASCEPT-APSA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 4-7 December 2005

Crittenden DL, Chebib M and Jordan MJT 'Quantitative structure-activity relationships of GABAc receptor agonists' Connect 2005, RACI 12th National Convention, Sydney ,3-7 July 2005

Dedova IV, Schleimer SB, Dedov VN, Johnston GAR, Henderson JM and Matsumoto I 'Effects of chronic haloperidol treatment on proteomic profiles in the rat striatum' 20th Biennial meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Innsbruck, Austria, 21-26 August 2005 (Journal of Neurochemistry, 2005, 94 (Suppl. 2), 229)

Granger RE, Campbell EL and Johnston GAR '(+)-Borneol acts at barbiturate and low-affinity benzodiazepine sites on ionotropic GABA receptors' 25th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Perth, 30 January - 2 February 2005 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci.Soc., 2005, 16, 128)

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Hinton T and Mewett KN 'GABAc receptor antagonists and memory' Connect 2005, RACI 12th National Convention, Sydney, 3-7 July 2005

Kumar RJ, Collins M, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan JB 'Chiral GABAc selective antagonists' Connect 2005, RACI 12th National Convention, Sydney, 3-7 July 2005

Locock K and Allan RD 'Routes to substituted cyclopentane GABA analogues' Connect 2005, RACI 12th National Convention, Sydney, 3-7 July 2005

Locock KES, Johnston GAR and Allan RD, A novel series of potential GABAc antagonists' Institute for Biomedical Research Vth Annual Young Investigator Symposium, University of Sydney, 16 December 2005

Ng CK L, Hanrahan JR and Chebib M 'Novel Homo-beta-Proline Analogues and their Activities at GABAb Receptors' ASCEPT-APSA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 4-7 December 2005

Schleimer SB, Johnston GAR and Henderson JM 'Comparison of induced Parkinsonism and the effect of neuroleptics in rodents' 25th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Perth, 30 January - 2 February 2005 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci.Soc., 2005, 16, 136)

Schmid KL, Brinkworth DR, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'A Theoretical Model for GABAc Antagonists Inhibiting Myopia Via the On/Off Retinal Pathway' ASCEPT-APSA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 4-7 December 2005

Skilbeck KJ, Johnston GAR and Hinton T 'The effects of antipsychotic drug treatment on orthosteric and allosteric binding sites of the GABA-A receptor' Institute for Biomedical Research Vth Annual Young Investigator Symposium, University of Sydney, 16 December 2005


2004

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Autoradiographic studies of the sex differences in the effect of acute swim stress on [3H]muscimol and [3H]MK-801 binding in mouse brain' Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2-4 February 1994 (Proc. Aust Neurosci. Soc., 1994, 5, 167)

Allan RD, Binder W, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'N-Substituted pyridazine-3,6-diones as analogues of the neurotransmitter glutamic acid' Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bowral, NSW 4-6 September 1994

Allan RD, Binder W, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'Activity of pyridazine-3,6-diones as AMPA selective glutamate agonists' Faculty of Medicine Research Conference, Leura, NSW, 21-22 October 1994

Capper HR, Collins M, Gillies MB and Johnston GAR 'Proposed topography of compounds acting at the rho1 receptor' Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference, Northern Illinois University, USA via Internet, 7-18 November 1994

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Physiological doses of a neuroactive steroid potentiates synaptic GABAA currents in rat hippocampal slices' Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2-4 February 1994 (Proc. Aust Neurosci. Soc., 1994, 5, 80)

Johnston GAR 'The pharmacology of GABA receptors' Plenary Lecture to the XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 24-29 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 5).

Johnston GAR 'GABAC receptors' Second Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Hyderabad, India, 14-16 September 1994 (Journal of Neurochemistry, 1994, 63, Suppl. 2, S6A)

Johnston GAR 'Drugs large and small' Natural products to pharmaceuticals. Enhancing the chemistry-pharmacology interface, Australian Academy of Science National Science and Industry Forum, Melbourne, 18 November 1994 (National Science and Industry Forum Report, pp 3-4, December 1994)

Johnston GAR 'Brain Chemistry: sex differences' National Women and Drugs Conference, Sydney, 30 November - 2 December 1994

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'Application of function-link networks to QSAR of benzodiazepine/GABAA receptor binding ligands' GABAA receptors: molecular pharmacology to therapeutics, a satellite meeting to the XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 22-23 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 28).

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'SIMSCAN - a microcomputer based tomographic image simulation program for studying simulated human in vivo drug binding in neuroreceptor populations' XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 24-29 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 212).


2003

Carland JE, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Human GABA-C rho1 receptor M2 domain mutations alter picrotoxinin activity' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 172)

Campbell EL and Johnston GAR 'Resveratrol is a GABA-C receptor antagonist' 23rd Annual Meet ing of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 28-31 January 2003 (Proc. Aust.Neurosci.Soc., 14, P136)

Chebib M 'GABA-C receptor channels' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 250)

Chu CP, Small DK and Chebib M 'The pharmacology of beta-amyloids at alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 175)

Crittenden D , Johnston GAR, Park A, Duke RK, Qui J, Silverman R, Jordan MJT and Chebib M 'Working at the interface: using ab initio quantum mechanics to interpret structure-activity relationships at the GABA-C receptor' Bioactive Discovery in the New Millennium, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 5-9 February 2003

Crittenden D , Chebib M and Jordan MJT 'Interfacing quantum diffusion monte carlo (QDMC) methods with ab initio interpolated potential energy surfaces (PES) - a case study on water and the water dimer' Bioactive Discovery in the New Millennium, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 5-9 February 2003

Crittenden D , Chebib M and Jordan MJT ' Theoretical investigations of zwitterions in solution: gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)' Bioactive Discovery in the New Millennium, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 5-9 February 2003

Duke RK, Huang S, Chebib M,Sasaki K, Wada K and Johnston GAR 'Bilobalide, ginkgolides, and memory', 20th Pacific Science Congress,Bangkok, Thailand, March 17-21, 2003

Duke RK, Huang SH, Chebib M, Sasaki K, Wada K and Johnston GAR 'Terpene lactones of Ginkgo biloba as antagonists at alpha1beta2gamma2L GABA receptors'‚10th Asian Chemical Congress, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21-24 October 2003

Duke RK, Huang SH, Chebib M, Sasaki K, Wada K and Johnston GAR 'Bilobalide Ginkgo biloba sesquiterpene lactone as an antagonist at rho1 GABA-C receptors'‚ Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products XI, Kunming, China, 26-30 October 2003

Granger RE, Campbell EL and Johnston GAR '(+)-Borneol produces unprecedented enhancement of GABA action at GABA-A receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 184)

Granger RE, Campbell EL and Johnston GAR '(+)-Borneol produces unprecedented enhancement of GABA action at GABA-A receptors' Third Annual Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Conference, Institute For Biomedical Research, 12December 2003

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR '6-Methylflavone positively modulates diazepam-sensitive pI307S/W328M GABA-C receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 164)

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR ‘Barbiturate-sensitive rho1 W328M GABA-C receptors are insensitive to positive modulation by 6-methylflavone’ Joint Meeting of the ISN International Society for Neurochemistry and the APSN Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, 3 - 8 August 2003, Hong Kong (cancelled due to SARS crisis) (J. Neurochem., 2003, 87 (Suppl. 1), 48)

Hall BJ , Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR '6-Methylflavanone enhances the effects of GABA at human recombinant alpha1beta2gamma2L GABA-A receptors' Bioactive Discovery in the New Millennium, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 5-9 February 2003

Hanrahan JR, Chebib M, Davucheron NLM, Hall BJ and Johnston GAR 'Semisynthetic preparation of amentoflavone - a negative modulator at GABA-A receptors' Bioactive Discovery in the New Millennium, Lorne, Victoria, Australia 5-9 February 2003

Hinton T, Carland JE, Chebib M  and Johnston GAR 'Clozapine inhibits GABA activity at recombinant ionotropic GABA receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 188)

Hinton T, Carland JE, Chebib Mand Johnston GAR ' Clozapine inhibits GABA activity at recombinant ionotropic GABA receptors expressed in Xenopusoocytes'Third Annual Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Conference, Institute For Biomedical Research, 12 December 2003

Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston, GAR Sasak K and Wada K 'Interaction of bilobalide, from Ginkgo biloba, within the chloride channel of human recombinant rho1 GABA-C receptors' 23rd Annual Meet ing of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 28-31 January 2003 (Proc. Aust.Neurosci.Soc., 14, P161)

Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K  and Wada K 'Bilobalide, the sesquiterpene trilactone of Ginkgo biloba, exhibits both competitive and noncompetitive antagonism at rho1 GABA-C receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 161)

Temple DM and Johnston GAR 'Quality control of medicines, lessons from the Pan Pharmaceuticals recall' The ANZAAS Mercury, 2003, 18, 5

Yeo T, Balcar VJ, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'cis-4-Aminocrotonic acid (CACA) and its selectivity for neuronal GABA transporters' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 30 November - 3 December 2003 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2003, 10, 209)

Yeo T, Balcar VJ, Chebib M and Johnston GAR ‚Äòcis-4-Aminocrotonic acid (CACA) and its selectivity for neuronal GABA transporters‚ Joint Meeting of the ISN International Society for Neurochemistry and the APSN Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, 3 - 8 August 2003, Hong Kong (cancelled due to SARS crisis) (J. Neurochem., 2003, 87 (Suppl. 1), 112)


2002

Ahmed SM, Hanrahan JR, Mewett KN, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Inhibition of potassium stimulated 3H-GABA release from slices of rat thalamus by the GABA-C receptor antagonist TPMPA' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2002, 13, 185)

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Flavanone is a positive modulator at GABA-A receptors' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2002, 13, 170)

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Modulation of human recombinant GABA-A receptors by naringenin and flavanone' 22nd European Winter Conference on Brain Research, Les Arcs, France, 2-9 March 2002

Campbell EL, Chebib M, Duke RK, Hall BJ, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR and Mewett KN 'Epigallocatechin gallate, from green tea, and related agents as modulators of human brain GABA receptors' 5th Australia/Japan Symposium on Drug Design and Development, Nara, Japan, 13-16 May 2002

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Genistein is a GABA-A receptor antagonist' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 2134)

Carland JE, Chebib M, Duke RK and Johnston GAR 'Arginine at the 2' position of the human GABA-C rho-1 M2 produces constitutively active receptors' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2002, 13, 189)

Carland JE, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Activation properties of GABA- C rho1 receptors are altered by mutation of an amino acid facing the channel pore' From Cell to Society Research Conference, College of Health Sciences and The Medical Foundation, The University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 18-19 September 2002

Carland JE, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Hydrophobicity of the 2' residue of the GABA-C M2 domain effects receptor activation properties' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 1356)

Carland JE, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Hydrophobicity of the 2' residue of the GABA-C M2 domain effects receptor activation properties' Institute for Biomedical research Second Annual PostGrad & PostDoc Conference, Sydney, 9 December 2002 (Abstracts pages 1213)

Crittenden DL , Jordan MJT and Chebib M 'Complementary structure-activity studies of the p1 and p3 subtypes of the GABA-C receptor' From Cell to Society Research Conference, College of Health Sciences and The Medical Foundation, The University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 18-19 September 2002

Crittenden DL, Qiu J, Silverman R and Chebib M 'A single mutation in the N-terminal domain on the rho3 GABA-C receptor indicates potential for subtype-specific drug design' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 2136)

Duke RK, Chebib M, Duke CC, Johnston GAR and Roufogalis BD 'Ginkgo biloba - food for the brain' New Zealand Pharmacy, 2002, 22(5), 27-33)

Granger RE, Campbell EL, Duke RK and Johnston GAR 'Valerian and GABA receptors' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 2029)

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR '6-Methylflavone selectively modulates GABA-A receptors at a flumazenil-insensitive site' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2002, 13, 193)

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR 'Flumazenil-independent modulation of GABA action at recombinant alpha1ß2 GABA-A receptors by diazepam and 6-methylflavone' From Cell to Society Research Conference, College of Health Sciences and The Medical Foundation, The University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 18-19 September 2002

Hinton T, Carland JE, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Chlorpromazine modulates human recombinant ionotropic GABA receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust . Neurosci. Soc., 2002, 13, 194)

Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Effects of bilobalide, the terpenoid lactone of Gingko biloba, on diazepam- and barbiturate-potentiated GABA chloride currents' 22nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney 4-6 February 2002 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci . Soc., 2002, 13, 195)

Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Effects of bilobalide, the sesquiterpene of Ginkgo Biloba, on GABA-mediated currents modulated by GABA-A modulators' 20th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, 24-28 August 2002

Huang SHL, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Bilobalide, from Ginkgo biloba, and enhancement of wild type alpha1beta2gamma2 GABA-A receptors by diazepam, pentobarbitone and a steroid' From Cell to Society Research Conference, College of Health Sciences and The Medical Foundation, The University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 18-19 September 2002

Huang SHL, Duke RK, Collins M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Investigation of the effects of bilobalide from Ginkgo biloba on wild type alpha5beta2gamma2L and alpha1beta2 GABA-A receptors' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 1144)

Schleimer S, Hinton T, Dixon G and Johnston GAR 'Increase of GAT-3 within the human dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia ' 7th Biennial Australian Schizophrenia Conference, Sydney, 24-26 October 2002

Schleimer S, Hinton T, Dixon G and Johnston GAR 'The GABA transporter, GAT-3, may be increased inn the human dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia' Australian Health and Medical research Congress, Melbourne 24-29 November 2002 (Proc. Aust. Health Med Res. Cong., 2002, 2023)

Schleimer S, Hinton T, Dixon G and Johnston GAR 'The GABA transporter, GAT-3, may be increased inn the human dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia' Institute for Biomedical research Second Annual PostGrad & PostDoc Conference, Sydney, 9 December 2002 (Abstracts pages 25-26)


2001

Carland JE, Duke RK, Johnston GAR and Chebib, M ' Mutations at the 2' position of the human GABA-C r1 subunit affect pharmacology, permeability and kinetics' Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Brisbane Convention Centre, 28-31 January 2001 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2001, 12, 37)

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Structure-activity relationship of flavones at GABA-A receptors' Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Brisbane Convention Centre, 28-31 January 2001 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2001, 12, 72)

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR, Flavonoids are GABA Receptor Antagonists, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 49)

Chebib M 'Novel agents acting on GABA-C receptors - potential cognitive enhancers' Biota Award Lecture, World Chemistry Congress/Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Congress, Brisbane, 1-6 July 2001

Chebib M, Matos S, Johnston GAR and Hanrahan J, cis- and trans-3-(Aminocyclopentane)butylphosphinic acids as novel, selective GABA-C receptor antagonists, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 62)

**Crittenden D, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, *Jordan M and *Silverman R, Subtype selective GABA-C receptor ligands. Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 73)

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR, Flumazenil-independent modulation of GABA action at recombinant a1b2 GABA-A receptors by diazepam and 6-methylflavone, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 76)

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR '6-Methylflavone enhances the effects of GABA at recombinant a1b2g2L GABA-A receptors' World Chemistry Congress/Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Congress, Brisbane, 1-6 July 2001

Hanrahan JR, Chebib M, Matos S, Wooler S, Johnston GAR and Mewett KN 'Synthesis of conformationally restricted GABA analogues and structure-activity studies at GABA-B receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes' World Chemistry Congress/Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Congress, Brisbane, 1-6 July 2001

Hill HD, Hinton T, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Distribution of GABA transporters in rat and human brain' Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Brisbane Convention Centre, 28-31 January 2001 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2001, 12, 88)

Hinton T, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Distribution of ionotropic GABA receptor mRNA in human brain' Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Brisbane Convention Centre, 28-31 January 2001 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2001, 12, 72)

Hinton T and Johnston GAR (2001). Localisation of GABA-C receptor mRNA in rat and human brain. Proc. 19th Int. Aust. Winter Conf. Brain Res., Dunedin, 19-24 August 2001

Huang SH, Carland JE, Duke RK, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K, Investigation of the site of action of bilobalide, the terpenoid lactone of Gingko biloba, on mutant rho-1 GABA-C receptors, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 76)

Johnston GAR, Campbell EL and Akinci MK, Sexual dimorphism in GABA receptors, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, 3-5 December 2001 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol, 2001, 9, 6)

Johnston GAR, Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Bilobalide, a terpene lactone from Ginkgo biloba, is a GABA antagonist at recombinant ionotropic GABA receptors' Joint Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Brisbane Convention Centre, 28-31 January 2001 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2001, 12, 70)

Johnston GAR, Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Bilobalide, a terpene lactone from Ginkgo biloba, is a GABA antagonist at recombinant ionotropic GABA receptors' 21st European Winter Conference on Brain Research, Les Arcs, France, 3-10 March 2001

Johnston GAR, Huang SH, Duke RK, Chebib M, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Cage compounds of Ginkgo biloba as GABA antagonists' World Chemistry Congress/Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Congress, Brisbane, 1-6 July 2001


2000

Campbell EL 'Flavonoids and GABA receptors', GABA 2000, Cairns, QLD, 23-29 July 2000

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Flavonoids inhibit the action of GABA at GABA-C rho-1 receptors' Australian Neuroscience Society, 20th Annual Meeting, Melbourne Convention Centre, 30 January - 2 February 2000 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2000, 11, 247)

Carland JE, Duke RK, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'Mutations at position 309 of the human GABA-C rho-1 subunit affect receptor activation properties' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, 3-6 December 2000 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2000, 8, 95)

*Chahl L, Dixon G, *Huang X-F, Johnston GAR, *Tooney P, *Ward P and **Harper C 'The structure and neurochemistry of the amygdala in schizophrenia' Viertel Symposium, Neuroscience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, Sydney 21 January 2000 (Proceedings of the Viertel Symposium, 2000, 11-14)

Chebib M 'A proline residue in M2 domain of rho-1 GABA-C receptors may be involved in channel gating' GABA 2000, Cairns, QLD, 23-29 July 2000

Chebib M, Duke RK, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'The effects of cis- and trans-3-aminocyclopentanylcarboxylic acids and 4-aminocyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic acids on GABA-C rho-1 and rho-2 receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, 3-6 December 2000 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2000, 8, 67)

Chebib M, Duke RK, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'The effects of cis- and trans-3-aminocyclopentanylcarboxylic acids and 4-aminocyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic acids on GABA-C receptors' University of Sydney College of Health Sciences and Medical Foundation Research Conference, Leura, NSW, 1-2 November 2000

Chebib M, Hanrahan JR, Connor MA, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR '(±)-cis- and (±)-trans-(3-aminocyclop[entanyl)methylphosphinic acids as novel GABA-B receptor agonists and GABA-C receptor antagonists' Royal Australian Chemical Institute 11th National Convention, Australian National University Canberra, 6-11 February 2000

Chebib M, Moore AM, Duke RK and Johnston GAR 'A proline to serine mutation in the second transmembrane domain of the rho-1 GABA-C receptor subunit results in changes in agonist but not antagonist pharmacology' Australian Neuroscience Society, 20th Annual Meeting, Melbourne Convention Centre, 30 January - 2 February 2000 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2000, 11, 84)

Duke RK, **Duke CC, Johnston GAR and Roufogalis BD 'Gingko biloba: living fossil with modern applications' Australian Pharmacy Trade, p 26, 15 June 2000

Hall BJ, Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR '6-Methylflavone enhances the effects of GABA on recombinant a1b2g2L GABA-A receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, 3-6 December 2000 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2000, 8, 94)

Hinton T, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Distribution of GABA-C receptors in human brain' GABA 2000, Cairns, QLD, 23-29 July 2000

Hinton T, Akinci M, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'GABA-C receptor localization in rat cerebellum' Australian Neuroscience Society, 20th Annual Meeting, Melbourne Convention Centre, 30 January - 2 February 2000 (Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc., 2000, 11, 174)

Huang SH, Chebib M, Duke RK, Johnston GAR, Sasaki K and Wada K 'Terpenoid lactones of Ginkgo biloba and ionotropic GABA receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, 3-6 December 2000 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2000, 8, 93)

Johnston GAR 'Smart Drugs: Threat or Promise?', Australasian Science, 2000, 21(10), 26-27

Johnston GAR 'GABA-C receptors' GABA 2000, Cairns, QLD, 23-29 July 2000

Johnston GAR, Campbell EL, Chebib M and Hanrahan JR 'Flavonoids and GABA receptors' Royal Australian Chemical Institute 11th National Convention, Australian National University Canberra, 6-11 February 2000

Johnston GAR, Campbell EL, Chebib M and RK Duke 'Active constituents of herbal preparations as chemical leads for drug development - studies on recombinant GABA receptors' 4th Australia-Japan Symposium on Drug Design and Development, Sheraton Towers, Southgate, Melbourne, 14-18 May 2000

Johnston GAR, Mitrovic AD, Vandenberg, R and Pyne S 'Inhibition of glutamate transporters by conformationally restricted analogs of glutamate: 1S-amino-5S-methylcyclopent-3-ene-1,3-dicarboxylate' 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2000), Honolulu, Hawaii, 14-19 December 2000)

Vien J, Duke RK, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'trans-4-Amino-2-methylcrotonic acid (2-Me-TACA) and (±)-trans-2-aminomethylcyclopropanecarboxyllic acid ((±)-TAMP) can differentiate GABA-C rho-3 from GABA-C rho-1 and rho-2 receptors' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, 3-6 December 2000 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2000, 8, 94)


1999

Aubrey KR, Mitrovic AD and Vandenberg RJ 'The glycine transporter, GLYT1b, is modulated by protons' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 111)

Campbell EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'The flavonoid epigallocatechin gallate blocks steroid, benzodiazepine and GABA actions at the GABA-A receptor more potently than apigenin' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 109)

Campbell EL and Johnston GAR, 'Sex and swim stress-induced differences in c-fos expression in the mouse brain', 19th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, 31 January - 3 February 1999. (Proc. Aust. Neurosci, Soc., 1999, 10, 202)

Chebib M and Johnston GAR, 'The ABC of GABA Receptors', 19th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, 31 January - 3 February 1999. (Proc. Aust. Neurosci, Soc., 1999, 10, 17)

Chebib M, Hanrahan JR and Johnston GAR, '(3-Aminocyclopentanyl) methylphosphinic acids as novel and selective GABA-C receptor antagonists', XV Helsinki University Congress of Drug Research, 10-11 June 1999, Helsinki, Finland (European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 8, S52-S53)

Farrar NS, Chamber NJ, Denyer GS and Johnston GAR, 'The novel sulfonylthiourea 3-15 maintains glycemic control in Zucker rats during long-term treatment.' 35th Annual Meeting of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes, 28 September - 2 October 1999, Brussels, Belgium.

Grimsley PG and Johnston GAR 'GABA binding inhibitory activity in high molecular weight fractions from lamb forebrain' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 110)

Hinton T, Akinci M, Chebib M and Johnston GAR, Mapping the distribution of GABA-C receptors in rat brain. 17th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, 30 August - 3 September 1999, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hinton T, Dixon G, *Fletcher EL, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Immunohistochemical investigation of the distribution of GABA-C receptor proteins in rat cerebellum' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 110)

Johnston GAR 'Drug discovery: An Australian perspective' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists,33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 9)

Johnston GAR, 'The Medicinal Chemistry-Molecular Biology Interface: Recombinant Receptors in the Search for New Drugs', 13th Convocation of the Confederation of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) on Technology & Health. Sophia-Antipolis, France, 24-28 May 1999.

Johnston GAR, Chebib M and Duke RK, 'Ionotropic GABA receptors', Plenary Lecture, 1st International Conference on Control and Disease of Sodium Dependent Transport Proteins and Ion Channels, 24-28 August 1999, Shizuoka, Japan.

Kossoff G and Johnston GAR, Report on the 13th Convocation of the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences on 'Technology and Health'. Sophia-Antipolis, France, 24-28 May 1999.

Lin HQ, Burden PM and Johnston GAR 'Sex differences in the antianxiety effect of ethanol on the elevated plus-maze in qs mice' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 167)

Mitrovic AD and Vandenberg RJ 'Molecular basis for differential zinc modulation of glutamate transporter subtypes EAAT4 and EAAT5, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 113)

Moore AM, Duke RK, Johnston GAR and Chebib M 'A proline to serine mutation in the second transmembrane domain of GABA-C receptor r1 subunits is responsible for changes in agonist potency' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, 4-8 December 1999, (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1999, 6, 109)

Vandenberg RJ 'The Xenopus laevis ooctye expression system' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists Workshop on 'Molecular techniques in Pharmacology' University of Sydney, 5 December 1999

Vandenberg RJ and Habjan S, 'Electrostatic interactions between L-glutamate and chloride ions within the pore of a glutamate transporter', 67th Meeting of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society, Newcastle, 27-29 September 1999 (Proc. Aust. Physiol. Pharmac. Soc., 1999, 30(2), 54P) 


1998

Allan RD, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'Structure-activity studies on pyridazine analogues of glutamate' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Burden PM, Tu-Hoa A, Lin HQ, Akinci M, **Hambley T and Johnston GAR `Chiral derivatives of 2-cyclohexylideneperhydro-4,7-methanoindenes, a novel class of nonsteroidal androgen receptor ligand. Synthesis, X-ray analysis and bio-activity' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Campbell EL and Johnston GAR `Sex and stress differences in c-Fos in mice' Sixteenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August - 2 September 1998

Campbell EC, Chebib M and Johnston GAR, The flavonoid apigenin blocks steroid enhancement of the effects of GABA at recombinant GABA-A receptors, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 13-16 December 1998; Proc Aust Soc Clin Exp Pharmacol. Toxicol, 1998, 5, 164

Chebib M, Duke RK, Allan RD, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR `The resolution and pharmacological analysis of cis- and trans-2-(aminomethyl)-1-carboxycyclopropanes as GABA-C receptor ligands' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Chebib M, Duke RK, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR, GABA-C receptor pharmacology,Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 13-16 December 1998; Proc Aust Soc Clin Exp Pharmacol. Toxicol, 1998, 5, 13

*Cordato DJ, Chebib M, Johnston GAR, *Herkes GK and *Mather LE, Stereoselective interaction of R-(+)- and S-(-)-thiopentone enantiomers at the GABA-A receptor, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 13-16 December 1998; Proc Aust Soc Clin Exp Pharmacol. Toxicol, 1998, 5, 42

Farrar NS, Chambers NJ, Carlsson AR and Johnston GAR `Mechanism of action of novel antidiabetic agents in rats' From Cell to Society, Inaugural Research Conference, College of Health Science, University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 28-29 October 1998 (Abstract 13-5)

Farrer NS, Chambers NJ and Johnston GAR, Effects of long-term treatment with a novel antidiabetic agent,Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 13-16 December 1998; Proc Aust Soc Clin Exp Pharmacol. Toxicol, 1998, 5, 174

Greenwood JR and Allan RD 'Theoretical studies on a pyridazine azide cyclisation reaction' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Greenwood JR, Duke RK, Allan RD, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Structure and stereochemistry of CAMP derivatives: an ab initio and NMR study' From Cell to Society, Inaugural Research Conference, College of Health Science, University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 28-29 October 1998 (Abstract 12-12) and Fourth Australian Molecular Modelling Workshop, Macquarie University, July 1998.

Grimsley PG, Campbell EL and Johnston GAR `High molecular weight modulators of GABA receptors in brain' From Cell to Society, Inaugural Research Conference, College of Health Science, University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 28-29 October 1998 (Abstract 1-8)

Habjan S, Mitrovic AD, Johnston GAR and Vandenberg RJ `Mutations affecting chloride flux associated with excitatory amino acid transporters' Sixteenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August - 2 September 1998

Habjan S, Mitrovic AD, Johnston GAR and Vandenberg RJ 'Chloride permeation of excitatory amino acid transporters' From Cell to Society, Inaugural Research Conference, College of Health Science, University of Sydney, Leura, NSW, 28-29 October 1998 (Abstract 12-9)

Hinton T, Lin HQ, Chebib M and Johnston GAR 'Problems with the use of mice in the Morris Water Maze in the assessment of memory enhancing agents' Sixteenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August - 2 September 1998

Hosseini M, Maddalena DJ and Spence I 'Divide and conquer - a neural network approach at simplifying the modelling of flexible molecules' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Johnston GAR 'Excitation and Inhibition from a Pharmacological Perspective' Proceedings of the Second NISAD Scientific Summit, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, 16 January 1998

Johnston GAR 'A chemist looks at the brain' FASTS Australian Neuroscience Lecture, Australian Neuroscience Society, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 27-30 January 1998 (Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 1998, 9, 4)

Johnston GAR 'Future approaches to drug discovery - summing up' Symposium on Future Approaches to Drug Design, The Biomolecular Research Centre and Department of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, 26 November 1998

Johnston GAR 'Publishing research work electronically' MedicalScripts, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, December 1998, page 15

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Duke RK and Vandenberg RJ `GABA receptor neurochemistry' Plenary Lecture, 4th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Seoul, Korea, 24-26 June 1998 (J. Neurochem., 1998, 70 (Suppl. 2), S44C)

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Mewett KN and Vandenberg RJ `The Medicinal Chemistry Molecular Biology Interface - Recombinant Receptors in the Search for New Agents Acting Selectively on Subtypes of GABA-Gated Ion Channels' The Third Australia-Japan Symposium on Drug Design and Development, Tokushima, Japan, 29 September - 2 October 1998 (Abstracts page 35)

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Mitrovic AD and Vandenberg RJ `Complementary structure:activity relationships - medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology of glutamate transporters' Plenary Lecture, 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Maddalena D 'Soft computing or applied artificial intelligence in drug design' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Matthews ST, Maddalena DJ, Ryan J and Spence I 'Prediction of luteinizing hormone surge using estradiol, progesterone and artificial neural networks' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Mitrovic AD, *Amara SG, Johnston GAR and Vandenberg RJ `Identification of functional domains of the human glutamate transporters EAAT1 and EAAT2' Society for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 7-12 November 1998 (Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 1998, 24, 2066)

Petersen DS, *Frølund B, *Falch E, Chebib M, Johnston GAR and Krogsgaard-Larsen P `Synthesis and GABA-C receptor pharmacology of a 4-aminobutanoic acid (GABA) analogue: 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisothiazolo[5,4-c]pyridin-3-ol (thio-THIP)' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-24 November 1998

Tran HW and Allan RD 'Selective substitution reactions to prepare 6-thioether-3-hydroxypyridazine N-oxides' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Turner JV, Maddalena DJ and Spence I 'Does statistical chance correlation affect the use of artificial neural networks in QSAR analysis?' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

**Wang S, Allan RD, *Skerritt JH and **Kennedy IR 'Enzyme-immunoassays for benzylphenylureas: structural aspects of hapten-antibody binding' 14th National Conference of the RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Wollongong, NSW, 22-25 November 1998

Vandenberg RJ, Mitrovic AD, Iismaa TP and Johnston GAR `Chloride ions regulate the rate of glutamate transport' Society for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 7-12 November 1998 (Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 1998, 24, 2068)

Yeo T, Chebib M, Vandenberg RJ and Johnston GAR, The molecular pharmacology of the GABA transporter GAT-1 expressed in Xenopus oocytes,Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 13-16 December 1998; Proc Aust Soc Clin Exp Pharmacol. Toxicol, 1998, 5, 124


1997

Chebib M and Johnston GAR `Analogues of muscimol and 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo[5,4-c]pyridin-3-ol (THIP) show pharmacological differences between rho-1 and rho-2 GABAC receptors' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 28)

Farrar NS, Chambers NJ, Carlsson AR and Johnston GAR `Novel antidiabetic agents: effects on glucose clearance and liver histology' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 111)

Habjan S, Mitrovic AD, Johnston GAR and Vandenberg  RJ `Substrate recognition and transport sites of excitatory amino acid transporters' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 86)

Johnston GAR `Microissues workshop report' Proceedings of the First NISAD Scientific Summit, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, 21 November 1997, pp 25-27

Johnston GAR `Drug discovery - the Australian experience - Chairman's Introduction' APSA, Sydney, 26-28 November 1997

Johnston GAR `Industry-based funding' ASCEPT Experimental Pharmacology, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997

Johnston GAR, Chebib M and Hinton T 'GABA Receptors and Memory' Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research and the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists combined meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand 30 August-5 September 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 141)

Johnston GAR, Duke RK and Chebib M `Effects of enantiomerically pure trans- and cis-2-(aminomethyl)cyclopropane carboxylic acids on GABAC receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 28)

Lin HQ, Burden PM and Johnston GAR `The anxiogenic and anxiolytic effects of MDMA ("Ecstasy") on the elevated plus maze in mice' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 83)

Vandenberg RJ, Mitrovic AD, and Johnston GAR `Differential modulation of glutamate transporters by zinc' ASCEPT, Canberra, 30 November - 3 December 1997 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1997, 4, 4)


1996

Allan RD, Greenwood JR, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G `Stereoselectivity of free radical bromination of substituted pyridazines in the synthesis of glutamate analogues' RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996

Collins M, Vandenberg RJ, Duke RK and Johnston GAR 'Structure-activity relationships of GABA analogues at r1 GABAC receptor subunits expressed in Xenopus oocytes' RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996

Connor M, Duke RK, Vandenberg R, Johnston GAR and Christie MJ 'Alkaloids from the seed of Idiospermum australiense inhibit voltage activated potassium and calcium currents' APPS, Melbourne, 11-13 December 1996 (Proceedings of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society, 1996, 27(2), 227P

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Developmental differences in synaptic GABAergic currents in hippocampal and cerebellar cells of male rats' Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA, 16-21 November 1996 (Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 1996, 22(1), 810)

Farrar NS, Chambers NJ, Carlsson AR and Johnston GAR 'Effects of a new hypoglycaemic agent in the obese Zucker (fa/fa) rat, a model of insulin resistance' ASCEPT, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1996, 3, 104)

Greenwood JR, Capper HR, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'Theoretical studies on w-carboxylate bioisosteres in alanine-derived heterocyclic glutamate agonists' RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996

Johnston GAR 'Modulation of GABA receptors by endogenous steroids' XXth Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Melbourne, Australia, 23-27 June 1996 (European Neurosychopharmacology, 1996, 6, Supplement 3, 226)

Johnston GAR 'Molecular evolution in the brain' Horizons of Science Forum - Brain and Behaviour, University of Technology, Sydney, 6 August 1996

Johnston GAR 'Cerebral Chemistry' RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996

Johnston GAR 'Some thoughts on the Innovation Statement', Chemistry in Australia 1996, 63, 101-102

Johnston GAR, Chebib M, Duke RJ and Vandenberg RJ 'GABA neurochemistry - studies on conformationally restricted analogues of GABA' Plenary Lecture, First Congress of the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neurosciences Societies, Pattaya, Thailand, 20-23 October 1996

Johnston GAR, *Simpson G and *Spurling TH, Organisers of the 57th National Science and Industry Forum of the Australian Academy of Science on 'Enhancing Australian chemical manufacture - reversing the chemical deficit', 7 November 1996, CSIRO National Measurement Laboratory, Sydney (Editors, National Science & Industry Forum Report, Australian Academy of Science, December 1996, pp. 1-12)

Maddalena D and Johnston GAR 'Prediction of isoreceptor binding affinity with artificial neural networks' Second Faculty Research Conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Wollongong, NSW, 25-26 October 1996

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'Prediction of isoreceptor binding affinity with artificial neural networks' RACI Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996

Nguyen VH, *Kassiou M, Johnston GAR and Christie MJ 'Comparison of binding parameters of s1 and s2 binding sites in rat and guinea-pig brain membranes: novel s2 selective trishomocubanes' Second Faculty Research Conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Wollongong, NSW, 25-26 October 1996

*Noller B and Johnston GAR 'The 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies' Chemistry in Australia, 1996, 63, 180

*Spurling TH and Johnston GAR 'The Chemical Deficit' Chemistry in Australia, 1996, 63, 191

Vaccarella G, Allan RD, Johnston GAR and Mewett KN `Synthesis and activity of acidic pyridazine analogues of glutamate as excitatory amino acid analogues' ASCEPT, Melbourne, 8-11 December 1996 (Proc. Aust. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1996, 3, 59)

Vandenberg RJ, *Fairman WA, Mitrovic A, Johnston GAR and *Amara SG 'Molecular biology of glutamate transporters' First Congress of the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neurosciences Societies, Pattaya, Thailand, 20-23 October 1996

Yap BK, Kazlauskas R, Johnston GAR, *Meir R and Weatherby RP 'Corticosteroid responses to stress resulting from exercise in a warm and humid environment' International Congress on Stress and Health, Sydney, Australia, 5-8 October 1996


1995

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Differential sensitivity of synaptic GABAergic currents to a neuroactive steroid in rat brain neurones' Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 1-3 February 1995 (Proc. Aust Neurosci. Soc., 1994, 6, 155)

Capper HR, Collins M and Johnston GAR 'Conformation studies of compounds acting as agonists at the r1 and r2 receptors' Molecular Design Downunder, 14th Annual Conference of the Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society, Cairns, 27 August - 1 September 1995

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Differential sensitivity of synaptic GABAergic currents to a neuroactive steroid in brain slices from male rats' Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, 11-16 November 1995, abstract 531.4

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Differential sensitivity during development of GABA-mediated synaptic transmission to a neurosteroid in rat hippocampus and cerebellum' GABA Symposium `95, Kyoto, Japan, 7-10 July 1995

Greenwood JR, Mewett KN, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'Theoretical studies on free-radical bromination of methylpyridazinones' Molecular Design Downunder, 14th Annual Conference of the Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society, Cairns, 27 August - 1 September 1995

Johnston GAR 'The molecular complexity of GABAA receptors' Molecular Design Downunder, 14th Annual Conference of the Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society, Cairns, 27 August - 1 September 1995

Johnston GAR, editor, `A science policy for Australia in the 21st century' Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies, Canberra, June 1995.

Johnston GAR 'Neurochemists meet in Hyderabad' IBRO News, 1995, 23(2), 7.

Johnston GAR 'Heterogeneity of GABA receptor pharmacology: as simple as A-B-C?' 15th International Society for Neurochemistry Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 2-7 July 1995 (J. Neurochem., 1995, 65, S2)

Johnston GAR 'Australia going down the chemical plughole' Canberra Times, 21 December 1995, p. 15

Johnston GAR and Collins M 'Stimulation of GABA and beta-alanine release from rat brain slices by cis-4-aminocrotonic acid' ASCEPT, Adelaide, 3-6 December, 1995 (Proc. Aust. Soc. Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 1995, 2, 40)

Johnston GAR, Mitrovic, AD and Vandenberg RJ 'Heterogeneity of glutamate transporters in the brain' Excitatory Amino Acid Signalling, Kyoto, Japan, 15-18 July 1995

Vaccarella G, Allan RD, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR 'Design, synthesis and testing of pyridazinone analogues of the excitatory amino acid, AMPA' Molecular Design Downunder, 14th Annual Conference of the Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society, Cairns, 27 August - 1 September 1995

Vaccarella G, Allan RD, Greenwood JR, Mewett KN and Johnston GAR 'Synthesis and activity of pyridazinone analogues of the excitatory amino acid, AMPA, RACI Organic Chemistry Group 16th Annual Symposium, University of NSW, 29 November 1995


1994

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Autoradiographic studies of the sex differences in the effect of acute swim stress on [3H]muscimol and [3H]MK-801 binding in mouse brain' Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2-4 February 1994 (Proc. Aust Neurosci. Soc., 1994, 5, 167)

Allan RD, Binder W, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'N-Substituted pyridazine-3,6-diones as analogues of the neurotransmitter glutamic acid' Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bowral, NSW 4-6 September 1994

Allan RD, Binder W, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'Activity of pyridazine-3,6-diones as AMPA selective glutamate agonists' Faculty of Medicine Research Conference, Leura, NSW, 21-22 October 1994

Capper HR, Collins M, Gillies MB and Johnston GAR 'Proposed topography of compounds acting at the rho1 receptor' Electronic Computational Chemistry Conference, Northern Illinois University, USA via Internet, 7-18 November 1994

Cooper EJ, Johnston GAR and Edwards FA 'Physiological doses of a neuroactive steroid potentiates synaptic GABAA currents in rat hippocampal slices' Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2-4 February 1994 (Proc. Aust Neurosci. Soc., 1994, 5, 80)

Johnston GAR 'The pharmacology of GABA receptors' Plenary Lecture to the XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 24-29 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 5).

Johnston GAR 'GABAC receptors' Second Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Hyderabad, India, 14-16 September 1994 (Journal of Neurochemistry, 1994, 63, Suppl. 2, S6A)

Johnston GAR 'Drugs large and small' Natural products to pharmaceuticals. Enhancing the chemistry-pharmacology interface, Australian Academy of Science National Science and Industry Forum, Melbourne, 18 November 1994 (National Science and Industry Forum Report, pp 3-4, December 1994)

Johnston GAR 'Brain Chemistry: sex differences' National Women and Drugs Conference, Sydney, 30 November - 2 December 1994

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'Application of function-link networks to QSAR of benzodiazepine/GABAA receptor binding ligands' GABAA receptors: molecular pharmacology to therapeutics, a satellite meeting to the XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 22-23 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 28).

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'SIMSCAN - a microcomputer based tomographic image simulation program for studying simulated human in vivo drug binding in neuroreceptor populations' XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology, Montréal, Canada, 24-29 July 1994 (Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, 72, Supplement 1, 212).


1993

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Sex differences in the effects of acute swim stress on GABAA receptor binding in mitotane treated and/or gonadectomised mouse forebrain' 14th Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Montpellier, France, 22-27 August 1993 (J. Neurochem., 1993, 61 (Suppl.), S133A

Allan RD, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Vaccarella G 'Preparation of substituted pyridazines and tetrazol[1,5-b]pyridazines by free radical bromination' Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bowral, NSW, 5-7 September 1993

Allan RD, Mewett KN, Johnston GAR and Vaccarella G 'Synthesis of pyridazines and tetrazolo[1,5-b]pyridazines as glutamate analogues' New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 7-10 December 1993

Greenwood JR, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'Synthesis of pyridazine analogues of GABA' New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 7-10 December 1993

Johnston GAR 'Brain chemistry: sex differences' In Horizons of Chemistry, ed. P. Pockley, Centre for Science Communication, University of Technology, Sydney, 1993, pp. 12-16

Johnston GAR 'Stress induced changes in glutamate and GABA receptors' Joint meeting of the Western Pharmacology Society and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, 31 January-5 February 1993 (Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 1993, 36, 359)

Johnston GAR 'Stress induced changes in GABA and glutamate binding sites' Neurotransmitters, receptors and neural connectivity - a symposium to celebrate the scientific achievements of David Curtis, Canberra 6 February 1993

Johnston GAR 'Brain chemistry' Australasian Science, 1993, Summer Issue, 16-18

Johnston GAR 'Anxiety Chemistry' Public lecture to The Great Australian Science Show, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 24 September 1993

Johnston GAR 'GABA receptors - as complex as ABC?' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Brisbane, 5-8 December 1993 (Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 1993, suppl. 1, 36)

Johnston GAR and Akinci MK 'Sex differences in acute swim stress induced changes in the binding of MK-801 to the NMDA subclass of glutamate receptors in mouse forebrain' 14th Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Montpellier, France, 22-27 August 1993 (J. Neurochem., 1993, 61 (Suppl.), S127B

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'Application of neural networks to quantitative structure-activity relationships of benzodiazepine/GABAA receptor binding compounds' Fourth Australian Conference on Neural Networks, Melbourne, 1-3 February 1993

*Olsen RW, *Hales TG, *Smith S and Johnston GAR 'GABAA receptors mediate steroid hormone effects on brain', 26th Winter Conference on Brain Research, Whistler, B.C., Canada, 23-30 January 1993


1992

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Swim stress induced changes in AMPA binding to a subclass of glutamate receptors in male and female mouse brain' Australian Neuroscience Society, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, 12-14 February 1992 (Proc. Aust Neuroscience Soc., 1992, 3, 144)

Johnston GAR 'Government priorities and the practice of chemistry in Australian Universities' RACI-FASTS Science Policy Symposium on The Chemistry in Securing Australia's Future, ANU, Canberra, 7 February 1992

Johnston GAR 'Design Awards' Review of A Textbook of Drug Design and Development, edited by P. Krogsgaard-Larsen and H. Bundgaard (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 1992, 13, 127-128)

Johnston GAR 'Factor F: an important ingredient in drug development' Science and Education in Australian and New Zealand, 2(7), 4 (supplement to New Scientist, 1992, 133(1809))

Johnston GAR 'Anxiety and GABA receptors' First Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Nagoya, Japan 22-23 October 1992. (Journal of Neurochemistry, 1992, 59 (Suppl.), S2B)

Johnston GAR 'Small molecules and the brain' 9th National Convention of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, 6-11 December 1992

Johnston GAR and Akinci MK 'Modulation of GABAA receptors by steroids' Australian Neuroscience Society, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, 12-14 February 1992 (Proc. Aust Neuroscience Soc., 1992, 3, 50)

Maddison JE, Watson WEJ and Johnston GAR 'Glutamate receptors in a canine model of chronic hepatic encephalopathy' 6th International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism Congress, Bristol, UK 21-26 June 1992. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 1992, 27 (suppl. 1), 30

Maddalena DJ and Johnston GAR 'SIMSCAN, a microcomputer based PET/SPECT image simulator for studies on the pharmacokinetics of neuroisoreceptor imaging radiopharmaceuticals in simulated human brain' The Fifth Asia and Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology' Jakarta, Indonesia, 25-30 October 1992

Micklethwaite C, Maddison JE, Watson WEJ and Johnston GAR 'Effect of ammonia on glutamate uptake: possible implications for hyperammonaemic syndromes', Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, University of New South Wales, 7-9 December 1992


1991

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Swim stress induced changes in GABAA receptor binding in mouse forebrain following gonadal removal' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S146D)

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'The effect of ovarian hormones on acute swim stress induced changes in GABAA receptor binding in mouse brain' Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Perth 4-6 December 1991 (Clin. exp. Pharmacol Physiol., 1991, S18, 2)

Alan RD, Hanrahan JR, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Mitrovic AD 'Synthesis and activity of a potent NMDA agonist, trans-1-aminocyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid and related phosphonic and carboxylic acids' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S49D)

Burden PM, Capper H, Allan RD and Johnston GAR 'The synthesis of 1,8-disubstituted 10,11-dihydrodibenz[b,f]oxepin-10-ones as analogues of anaesthetic steroids' Royal Australian Chemical Institute Division of Medicinal and Agricultural Chemistry, Kyneton, VIC, 5-8 February 1991

Capper HR and Johnston GAR 'Molecular modelling of NMDA antagonists' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S146C)

Drew CA and Johnston GAR 'Bicuculline- and baclofen-insensitive GABA binding sites in rat cerebellum' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S147B)

Drew CA, Spence I and Johnston GAR 'The effect of metal cations of the first transition series on GABA binding to GABAA and GABAB binding sites in rat brain' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S147A)

Henley JM and Johnston GAR 'Vintage amino acid meeting describes new tools for amino acid research, subtypes of metabotropic receptors' A report on Amino Acids 91 - satellite meeting to the Sydney meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Hunter Valley, NSW, 21-23 July 1991 (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 1991, 12, 357-359)

Johnston GAR and Akinci M 'Stress-induced changes in GABAA binding sites' Amino Acids 91 - satellite meeting to the Sydney meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Hunter Valley, NSW, 21-23 July 1991

Maddison JE, Watson WEJ and Johnston GAR 'Cerebro-cortical and cerebellar non-NMDA receptors in dogs with chronic hepatic encephalopathy' International Society for Neurochemistry, Sydney, NSW, 15-19 July 1991 (J. Neurochem., 1991, 57, S146B)

Maddison JE, Watson WEJ and Johnston GAR 'Cerebro-cortical [3H]CNQX binding in dogs with congenital portosystemic encephalopathy and control dogs' Amino Acids 91 - satellite meeting to the Sydney meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Hunter Valley, NSW, 21-23 July 1991


1990

Akinci MK and Johnston GAR 'Increased GABA binding in female but not in male mouse brain following acute swim stress', Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. 1, 51 (Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society Joint Meeting, Brisbane, 16-20 Apr 1990)

Allan RD, Hanrahan JR, **Hambley TW, Johnston GAR, Mewett KN and Mitrovic AD 'Synthesis and activity of a potent N-methyl-D-aspartic acid analogue, trans-1-aminocyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid, and related phosphonic and carboxylic acids' XI International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Jerusalem, 2-7 Sept 1990

Johnston GAR 'Glutamate and brain function' International Symposium on Monosodium Glutamate, Sydney, 31 July 1990

Johnston GAR 'Steroids and GABA receptors' Fenner Conference on Synaptic Transmission, Canberra, 27 Sept 1990

Johnston GAR `Stress, steroids and GABA receptors' Plenary Lecture, Japanese Neurochemical Society, Hiroshima, 22-24 Oct 1990

Johnston GAR 'Modulation of GABA receptors' Plenary Lecture, Australian Societies of Experimental Biology International Symposium on Cell Membranes, Melbourne, 12 Dec 1990

Johnston GAR 'Obituary - Adrien Albert 1907-1989' Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 1990, 11, 142

Lloyd HGE, Gillies D, Morrison M and Johnston GAR 'Adenosine, GABA, glutamate and aspartate overflow from rat hippocampal slices during K+ depolarisation and low glucose-hypoxia' Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. 1, 103 (Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society Joint Meeting, Brisbane, 16-20 Apr 1990)

Lloyd HGE, **Laks L, Konnaris K, Johnston GAR and **Sullivan CE 'Increased plasma concentration of adenosine, hypoxanthine and xanthine during episodes of obstructive sleep apnoea' Clin. Exp. Pharmac. Physiol. Suppl. 17, 45 (Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists Melbourne, 10-12 Dec 1990)

Maddison JE, Watson WEJ, Dodd PR and Johnston GAR 'The glutamate receptor complex in canine congenital portosystemic encephalopathy' 7th International Symposium on Ammonia, Sweden, 6-9 May 1990

Maddison JE, Watson WEJ, Dodd PR and Johnston GAR 'Cortical glutamate receptor binding studies in canine congenital portosystemic encephalopathy' 8th Annual Medical Forum, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 10-13 May 1990