University of Pittsburgh Environment & Occupational Health and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Peer-reviewed Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals

An updated list of my publications can be found here:


  1. Lashua LP, Melvin JA, Deslouches B, Pilewski JM, Montelaro RC, Bomberger JM. Engineered cationic antimicrobial peptide (eCAP) prevents Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm growth on airway epithelial cells. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Aug;71(8):2200-7. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw143. PubMed PMID: 27231279; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4954927.
  2. Deslouches B, Hasek ML, Craigo JK, Steckbeck JD, Montelaro RC. Comparative functional properties of engineered cationic antimicrobial peptides consisting exclusively of tryptophan and either lysine or arginine. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jun;65(6):554-65. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000258. PubMed PMID: 27046192; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5042116.
  3. Melvin JA, Lashua LP, Kiedrowski MR, Yang G, Deslouches B, Montelaro RC, Bomberger JM. Simultaneous Antibiofilm and Antiviral Activities of an Engineered Antimicrobial Peptide during Virus- Bacterium Coinfection. mSphere. 2016 May 4;1(3). pii: e00083-16. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00083-16.  PubMed PMID: 27303744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4888888.
  4. Abdelbaqi S,Deslouches B, Steckbeck J, Montelaro R, Reed DS. Novel engineered cationic antimicrobial peptides display broad-spectrum activity against Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, and Burkholderia pseudomallei. J Med Microbiol. 2015 Dec 15. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000209. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26673248
  5. Quinn M, Turula H, Deslouches B, Tandon M, Moghbeli T, and Snyder CM. Murine CMV-Specific CD8+ Memory T Cells Reemerge After Challenge And Recapitulate Immunity In Various Adoptive Transfer JImmunol. 2015 Feb 15;194(4):1726-36.doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1402757.Epub 2015 Jan 16.PubMedPMID: 25595792.
  6. Deslouches B, Steckbeck JD, Craigo JK, Doi Y, Burns J, and Montelaro Engineered Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides (eCAPs) to Overcome Multidrug Resistance by ESKAPE Pathogens. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Feb;59(2):1329-33. doi: 10.1128/AAC.03937-14. Epub 2014 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 25421473.
  7. Steckbeck JD, Deslouches B, Montelaro RC. Antimicrobial peptides: new drugs for bad Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2014 Jan;14(1):11-4.
  8. Deslouches B, Steckbeck JD, Craigo JK, Doi Y, Mietzner TA, Montelaro Rational Design of Engineered Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides Consisting Exclusively of Arginine and Tryptophan and Their Activity against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jun;57(6):2511-21.
  9. Neal M, Deslouches B, Ogilvie Preoperative evaluation, imaging, and surgical management of a patient with X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets. Cases J. 2009; 2: 7572. Published online 2009 September 10. doi: 10.4076/1757-1626-2-7572.
  10. Deslouches B, Gonzalez IA, Dealmeida D, Islam K, Steele C, Montelaro RC, Mietzner De novo– derived cationic antimicrobial peptide activity in a murine model of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Jul 10.
  11. Deslouches B, Islam K, Craigo JK, Paranjape SM, Montelaro RC, Mietzner Activity of the de novo engineered antimicrobial peptide WLBU2 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in human serum and whole blood: implications     for         systemic          applications. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Aug;49(8):3208-16.
  12. Phadke SM, Deslouches B, Hileman SE, Montelaro RC, Wiesenfeld HC, Mietzner Antimicrobial peptides in mucosal secretions: the importance of local secretions in mitigating infection. J Nutr. 2005 May;135(5):1289-93.
  13. Deslouches B, Phadke SM, Lazarevic V, Cascio M, Islam K, Montelaro RC, Mietzner De novo generation of cationic antimicrobial peptides: influence of length and tryptophan substitution on antimicrobial activity. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jan;49(1):316-22.
  14. Phadke SM, Islam K, Deslouches B, Kapoor SA, Beer Stolz D, Watkins SC, Montelaro RC, Pilewski JM, Mietzner Selective toxicity of engineered lentivirus lytic peptides in a CF airway cell model. Peptides. 2003 Aug;24(8):1099-107.
  15. Li J, Deslouches B, Cosloy SD, Russell A heme-deficient strain of Escherichia coli has a three-base pair deletion in a “hotspot” in hemA. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Apr 15;1626(1-3):102-5.


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