Ned A. Porter, PhD and Keri A. Tallman, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Ned A. Porter, PhD

The Porter research group has interests in the areas of mechanistic, synthetic and bio-organic chemistry. Most of their research has centered on free radical chemistry. Areas of interest to us include: the mechanisms of the free radical reactions of natural products, such as lipids and phospholipids with molecular oxygen (a process important in the degradation of fats and oils and implicated in vivo); mechanisms and utility of free radical reactions; and the control of chemical and biological processes by means of light.

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  1. A Chemoproteomic Platform to Assess Bioactivation Potential of Drugs. Sun, R.; Shi, F.; Liu, K.; Fu, L.; Tian, C.; Yang, Yong; Tallman, K. A.; Porter, N. A.; Yang, J. Chemical Research in Toxicology 2017, 30(10), 1797.
  2. The Effect of Small Molecules on Sterol Homeostasis: Measuring 7-Dehydrocholesterol in Dhcr7-Deficient Neuro2a Cells and Human Fibroblasts. Korade, Z.; Kim, H.-Y. H.; Tallman, K. A.; Liu, W.; Koczok, K.; Balogh, I.; Xu, L.; Mirnics, K.; Porter, N. A. J. Medicinal Chemistry 2016, 59, 1102.
  3. Quantitative Chemoproteomics for Site-Specific Analysis of Protein Alkylation by 4-Hydroxy-2-Nonenal in Cells. Yang, J.; Tallman, K. A.; Porter, N.A.; Liebler, D. C. Analytical Chemistry 2015, 87(5), 2535.
  4. A highly sensitive method for analysis of 7-dehydrocholesterol for the study of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Liu, W.; Xu, L.; Lamberson, C.; Haas, D.; Korade, Z.; Porter, N. A. J. Lipid Research 2014, 55, 329.
  5. Alkylation Damage by Lipid Electrophiles Targets Functional Protein Systems. Codreanu, S. G.; Ullery, J. C.; Zhu, J.; Tallman, K. A.; Beavers, W. N.; Porter, N. A.; Marnett, L. J.; Zhang, B.; Liebler, D. C. Mol. Cell. Proteomics 2014, 13, 849.
  6. Assay of Protein and Peptide Adducts of Cholesterol Ozonolysis Products by Hydrophobic and Click Enrichment Methods. Windsor, K.; Genaro-Mattos, T. C.; Miyamoto, S.; Stec, D. F.; Kim, H.-Y. H.; Tallman, K. A.; Porter, N. A. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2014, 27, 1757.
  7. Probing lipid-protein adduction with alkynyl surrogates: application to Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Windsor, K.; Genaro-Mattos, T. C.; Kim, H.-Y.; Liu, W.; Tallman, K. A.; Miyamoto, S.; Korade Z.; Porter, N. A. J. Lipid Res. 2013, 54, 2842.
  8. An Azido-Biotin Reagent for Use in the Isolation of Protein Adducts of Lipid-Derived Electrophiles by Streptavidin Catch and Photo-Release. Kim, H.-Y. H.; Tallman, K. A.; Liebler, D. C.; Porter, N. A. Mol. Cell. Proteomics 2009, 8, 2080.
  9. Identification of Protein Targets of 4-Hydroxynonenal Using Click Chemistry for ex Vivo Biotinylation of Azido and Alkynyl Derivatives. Vila, A.; Tallman, K. A.; Jacobs, A. T.; Liebler, D. C.; Porter, N. A.; Marnett, L. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2008, 21, 432.
  10. Genaro-Mattos TC, Allen LB, Anderson A, Tallman KA, Porter NA, Korade Z, Mirnics K. Maternal aripiprazole exposure interacts with 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase mutations and alters embryonic neurodevelopment. Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Apr;24(4):491-500.