Selected Papers Published in Scientific Journals:

  • Chung, E.M.C, Dean, S.N., Propst, C.N., Bishop, B.M. and van Hoek, M.L. “Komodo dragon-inspired Synthetic Peptide DRGN-1 Promotes Wound-healing of a Mixed-biofilm Infected Wound” NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes 2017, April 11, 3:9. DOI:10.1038/s41522-017-0017-2

  • Bishop, B.M., Juba, M.L., Russo, P.S., Devine, M., Barksdale, S.M.. Settlage, R., Michalak, P., Gupta, K., Vliet, K., Schnur, J.M. and van Hoek, M.L. “Discovery of Novel Antimicrobial Peptides from Varanus komodoensis (Komodo Dragon) by Large-Scale Analyses and De-Novo-Assisted Sequencing Using Electron-Transfer Dissociation Mass Spectrometry” J. Proteome Res. 2017, 16 (4), pp 1470–1482.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00857

  • Barksdale, S.M., Hrifko, E.J., Chung, E.M., van Hoek, M.L. “Peptides from American alligator plasma are antimicrobial against multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens including Acinetobacter baumannii” BMC Microbiol. 2016 Aug 19;16(1):189.  DOI: 10.1186/s12866-016-0799-z

  • Juba, M.L., Russo, P.S., Devine, M., Barksdale, S., Rodriguez, C., Vliet, K.A., Schnur, J.M., van Hoek,L., Bishop, B.M. “Large Scale Discovery and De Novo-Assisted Sequencing of Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides (CAMPs) by Microparticle Capture and Electron-Transfer Dissociation (ETD) Mass Spectrometry” J. Proteome Res. 2015 Oct 2;14(10):4282-95. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00447

  • Bishop, B.M., Juba M.L., Devine M.C., Barksdale S.M., Rodriguez C.A., Chung M.C., Russo P.S., Vliet K.A., Schnur J.M., van Hoek M.L. “Bioprospecting the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Host Defense Peptidome” PLoS One, 2015 Feb 11;10(2):e0117394.
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117394


  • Dean, S.N., Walsh, C., Goodman, H., and van Hoek, M. L. “Analysis of Mixed Biofilm (Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) by Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.” Biofouling Journal, 2015 Feb 12;31(2):151-61.
    DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2015.1011067

  • Juba M.L., Porter, D.K., Williams, E.H., Rodriguez C.A., Barksdale, S.M., Bishop, B.M. “Helical Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide Length and its Impact on Membrane Disruption” Biophys. Acta., 2015 Feb 3;1848(5):1081-1091. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.01.007


  • Ulrey, R.K., Barksdale, S.M., Zhou, W., van Hoek, M.L. “Cranberry proanthocyanidins have anti-biofilm properties against Pseudomonas aeruginosaBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014 Dec 16;14:499.

  • Chung, M.C., Dean, S., Marakasova E.S., Nwabueze A.O., van Hoek M.L. “Chitinases Are Negative Regulators of Francisella novicida Biofilms” PLoS One, 2014 Mar 24; 9(3):e93119. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-499

  • van Hoek, M.L. “Antimicrobial peptides in reptiles, Review” Pharmaceuticals, 2014 Jun 10;7(6):723-53. DOI: 10.3390/ph7060723

  • van Hoek, M.L. “Biofilms: an advancement in our understanding of Francisella species” Virulence, 2013 Nov 15;4(8):833-46.
    DOI: 10.4161/viru.27023


  • Duplantier, A. & van Hoek, M.L. “The human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide LL-37 as a potential treatment for polymicrobial infected wounds” Frontiers in Molecular Innate Immunity, 2013 Jul 3;4:143.  DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2013.00143

  • Juba, M., Porter, D., Dean, S., Gillmor, S. and Bishop, B. “Characterization and performance of short cationic antimicrobial peptide isomers” Biopolymers: Peptide Science, 2013 Jul;100(4):387-401. DOI: 10.1002/bip.22244
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