• University of Coimbra (Portugal), Biochemistry/Biophysics, 1998-2001, Post-doc University of Algarve (Portugal), Biochemistry/Biophysics, 1997-1998, Post-doc University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA), Biology, 1995-1996, Post-doc University of Osnabrück (Germany), Biophysics, 1995, Ph.D. University of Bonn (Germany), Biology/Biochemistry, 1989, Diplom (MS)
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021-02-01 The Antibiotic Peptide Daptomycin Functions by Reorganizing the MembraneJournal of Membrane Biology.  254:97–108. 2021-02-01
    2020-06-01 Lipidomic and Ultrastructural Characterization of the Cell Envelope of Staphylococcus aureus Grown in the Presence of Human SerummSphere.  5:e00339-20.. 2020-06-01
    2018-10-01 A Quantitative Model of Daptomycin Binding to Lipid BilayersJ. Phys. Chem.  122:9137-9146.. 2018-10-01
    2017-11-01 Daptomycin-Phosphatidylglycerol Domains in Lipid Membranes.Langmuir.  33:13669-13679.. 2017-11-01
    2017-01-01 Lipid composition and thermal properties of the blubber of Gervais’ beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) across ontogeny.Marine Mammal Science.  33:695–705. 2017-01-01
    2016-05-01 Binding of Daptomycin to Anionic Lipid Vesicles Is Reduced in the Presence of Lysyl-Phosphatidylglycerol.Antimicrob Agents Chemother.  60:5051-5053.. 2016-05-01
    2016-03-01 Branched Phospholipids Render Lipid Vesicles More Susceptible to Membrane-active Peptides.Biochem. et Biphysica Acta.  1858:988-994.. 2016-03-01
    2014-10-01 Peptides with the same composition, hydrophobicity, and hydrophobic moment bind to phospholipid bilayers with different affinities.J. Phys. Chem. B..  118:12462-12470.. 2014-10-01
    2014-10-01 Peptides with the same composition, hydrophobicity, and hydrophobic moment bind to phospholipid layers with different affinities.Journal of Physical Chemistry.  12462-12470. 2014-10-01
    2014-04-01 Lysylated Phospholipids Stabilize Models of Bacterial Lipid Bilayers and Protect Against Antimicrobial Peptides.Biochem et Biphysica Acta.  1838:2198-2204.. 2014-04-01
    2014-01-01 Lysylated phopholipids stabilize models of baterial bilayers and protect against antimicrobial peptidesBiochimica et Biophysica Acta2014-01-01
    2012-01-01 On the origin of multiphasic kinetics in peptide binding to phospholipid vesiclesJ. Phys. Chem. B..  116:951-957. 2012-01-01
    2011-02-01 Molecular dynamics studies of transportan 10 (Tp10) interacting with a POPC bilayerJournal of physical chemistry B.  115:1188. 2011-02-01
    2010-10-01 Lysyl-PG Attenuates Membrane Perturbation Rather than Surface Association of the Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide 6W-RP-1 in a Model Membrane System – Implications for Daptomycin ResistanceAntimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy/American Society for Microbiology2010-10-01
    2009-09-01 Mechanisms of antimicrobial, cytolytic, and cell-penetrating peptides: from kinteics to thermodynamicsBiochemistry.  48:8083–8093. 2009-09-01
    2009-08-01 Wasp mastoparans follow the same mechanism as the cell-penetrating peptide transportanBiochemistry.  48:7342–7351. 2009-08-01
    2009-02-01 Magainin 2 Revisited: A Test of the Quantitative Model for the All-or-None Permeabilization of Phospholipid VesiclesBiophys J.  96:116-131. 2009-02-01
    2008-11-01 The activity of the amphipathic peptide d-lysin correlates with phospholipid acyl chain structure and bilayer elastic properties.Biophys J.  95:4748–4755. 2008-11-01
    2008-03-01 A quantitative model for the all-or-none permeabilization of phospholipid vesicles by the antimicrobial peptide cecropin ABiophys J.  94:1667–1680. 2008-03-01
    2008-03-01 Small changes in the primary structure of transportan 10 alter the thermodynamics and kinetics of its interaction with phospholipid vesiclesBiochemistry.  47:3051–3060. 2008-03-01
    2007-04-01 Investigation of domain formation in sphingomyelin/cholesterol/POPC mixtures by fluorescence resonance energy transfer and Monte Carlo simulationsBiophys J.  92:2422–2433. 2007-04-01
    2007-04-01 Mechanism of the cell-penetrating peptide Tp10 permeation of lipid bilayersBiophys J.  92:2434–2444. 2007-04-01
    2006-09-01 Temperature and composition dependence of the interaction of -lysin with ternary mixtures of sphingomyelin/cholesterol/POPCBiophys J.  91:2184–2197. 2006-09-01
    2005-12-01 Thermodynamics of membrane domainsBiochim. Biophys. Acta.  1720:1-13. 2005-12-01


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    2020-01-01 Forensic Chemistry CHM 380 Laboratory Manual -- Forensic Chemistry CHM 380 Laboratory Manual.  UNCW Publishers. 2020-01-01


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    2012-04-01 Interactions of antimicrobial peptides with lipid bilayers..  Comprehensive Biophysics/Elsevier. 189–222. 2012-04-01
    2010-01-01 Binding and Permeabilization of Model Membranes by Amphipathic Peptides.  Methods Mol. Biol./Humana Press/Springer Verlag. 155-169. 2010-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Function and specificity of antimicrobial and cytotoxic peptides. Movement of charged peptides across hydrophobic barriers. Structure of bacterial membranes. Forensic Chemistry.
  • Investigator On

  • 2020-01-01
  • 2018-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • 2017-01-01
  • 2016-01-01
  • 2010-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • 2014-01-01
  • Mechanism of amphipathic and cargo-delivery peptides. 2005-03-01 - 2008-02-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • General Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Biophysics
  • Full Name

  • Antje Pokorny Almeida