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Pavel Smejtek

Emeritus Professor
Physics Department tel 503-725-3812
Lab #225 Science 1 tel 503-725-8445

Research Interests
Main research interests are focused in two areas:

  • surface and interface properties of artificial and biological membranes
  • environmental membrane biophysics
  • REFERENCES of research papers

    Smejtek, P., Satterfield, L. E., Word, R. C., Abramson, J. J. 2010.
    Electrophoretic mobility of sarcoplasmic reticulum vesicles is determined by amino acids of A+P+N domains of Ca2+-ATPase.
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1798: 16891697. [download article]

    Spycher, S., P. Smejtek, T. I. Netzeva, and Escher B. I. 2008.
    Toward a class independent QSAR model for uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation.
    Chemical Research in Toxicology 21: 911-927 [download article]

    Word, R. C., and P. Smejtek. 2005.
    Partition of tetrachlorophenol into lipid bilayers and sarcoplasmic reticulum:
    Effect of length of acyl chains, carbonyl group of lipids and biomembrane structure.
    J Membrane Biol 203: 127-142. [download article]

    Smejtek, P., and R. C. Word. 2004.
    Environmental swap energy and role of configurational entropy in transfer of small molecules from water into alkanes.
    J Chem Phys 120: 1383-1394. [download article]

    S. G. Gilmiarova, N. Yu. Tsvileneva, N. N. Krasnogorskaya, G. A. Khalikov, and P. Smejtek. 2000.
    The challenge and practice of environmental education in developing regions,
    Int. J. Leadership in Education 3, 391-398

    Smejtek, P., M. Mense, R. Word, and S. Wang. 1999.
    Electrokinetic properties of the sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane obtained from reconstitution studies.
    J Membrane Biol 167: 151-163

    Smejtek, P., A. Blochel, and S. Wang. 1996.
    Hydrophobicity and sorption of chlorophenolates to lipid membranes.
    Chemosphere 33: 177-201

    Smejtek, P. 1995.
    Permeability of lipophilic ions across lipid bilayers.
    Pages 197-240 in E. A. Disalvo, and S. A. Simon, eds., Permeability and Stability of Lipid Bilayers. CRC Press, Boca Raton

    Voelker, D., and P. Smejtek. 1995.
    Adsorption of ruthenium red to phospholipid membranes.
    Biophys J 70: 818-830

    Barstad, A. W., D. H. Peyton, and P. Smejtek. 1993.
    AHA- heterodimer of a class-2 uncoupler: pentachlorophenol.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1140: 262-270

    Smejtek, P., and S. Wang. 1993.
    Distribution of hydrophobic ionizable xenobiotics between water and lipid membranes:
    pentachlorophenol and pentachlorophenate. A comparison with octanol-water partition.
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 25: 394-404

    Smejtek, P., and S. Wang. 1991.
    Domains and anomalous adsorption isotherms of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine membranes and lipophilic ions:
    pentachlorophenolate, tetraphenylborate, and dipicrylamine.
    Biophys J 59: 1064-1073

    Smejtek, P., W. K. Riker, A. Oxyzoglou, C. Wright, and M. Bennett. 1990.
    Adsorption of aminopyridines to phosphatidylserine membranes.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1029: 259-266

    Smejtek, P., and S. Wang. 1990.
    Adsorption to dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine membranes in gel and fluid state:
    pentachlorophenolate, dipicrylamine and tetraphenylborate.
    Biophys J 58: 1285-1294

    Smejtek, P., A. W. Barstad, and S. Wang. 1989.
    Pentachlorophenol-induced change of zeta-potential and gel-to-fluid transition temperature in model lecithin membranes.
    Chem-Biol Interactions 71: 37-61

    Smejtek, P., A. Barstad, and K. Hsu. 1987.
    Dielectric properties of adsorption/ionization site of pentachlorophenol (PCP) in lipid membranes.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 902: 109-127

    Smejtek, P. 1987.
    The physicochemical basis of the membrane toxicity of pentachlorophenol: An overview.
    J Membrane Sci 33: 249-268

    Smejtek, P., S. Wang, and A. Barstad. 1987.
    Adsorption of ionized and neutral pentachlorophenol to phosphatidylcholine membranes.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 905: 213-221

    Sinha, B., and P. Smejtek. 1983.
    Effect of 3-phenylindole on lipophilic ion transport across bilayer lipid membranes.
    J Membrane Biol 71: 119-130

    Smejtek, P., R. Jayaweera, and K. Hsu. 1983.
    Electrical conductivity, transfer of hydrogen ions in lipid bilayer membranes
    and uncoupling effect induced by pentachlorobenzenethiol (pentachlorothiophenol).
    J Membrane Biol 76: 227

    Jayaweera, R., R. Petersen, and P. Smejtek. 1982.
    Induced hydrogen ion transport in lipid membranes as origin of toxic effect of pentachlorophenol in an alga.
    Pesticide Biochem Physiol 18: 197-204

    Bartos, F., D. Bartos, R. A. Campbell, D. P. Grettie, and P. Smejtek. 1980.
    Development of a specific antispermine antibody.
    Res Comm Chem Path Pharmacol 29: 527-534

    Bartos, D., F. Bartos, R. A. Campbell, D. P. Grettie, and P. Smejtek. 1980.
    Antobody to spermine: A natural biological constituent.
    Science 208: 1178-1181

    Smejtek, P., and M. Paulis-Illangasekare. 1979.
    Modification of ion transport in lipid bilayer membranes in the presence of 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).
    II. Suppression of tetraphenylborate conductance and changes of interfacial potentials.
    Biophys J 26: 467-488

    Bartos, F., D. Bartos, R. A. Campbell, D. P. Grettie, M. Davis, and P. Smejtek. 1979.
    Purification of rabbit antispermine antiserum by affinity chromatography.
    Res Comm Chem Path Pharmacol 23: 547-559

    Smejtek, P., and M. Paulis-Illangasekare. 1979.
    Modification of ion transport in lipid bilayer membranes in the presence of 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).
    I. Enhancement of cationic conductance and changes of the kinetics of nonactin - mediated transport of potassium.
    Biophys J 26: 441-466

    Smejtek, P., K. Hsu, and W. Perman. 1976.
    Electrical conductivity in lipid bilayer membranes induced by pentachlorophenol.
    Biophys J 16: 319-336

    Smejtek, P. 1974.
    Simple model of ion transport through alamethicin channel in lipid membranes.
    Chem Phys Lipids 13: 141-154

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