Cross Keith

Dr. Keith Cross


Dr. Keith Cross
Dr. Keith Cross


Telephone: +61 3 8344 2576


  • B.Sc (Hons), University of Western Australia, 1975
  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 1981


  • Nanotechnology: Structure-Function Studies of Casein Phosphopeptides*
  • Structure-function studies and biomimetics of phosphorylated peptides and proteins.*
  • Structure-function studies of salivary proteins*
  • Bioinformatics of oral, craniofacial and dental disorders.*


  • CROSS, K. J., HUQ, N.L. and E. C. REYNOLDS (2003). Anticariogenic peptides. In: Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease.
  • CROSS KJ, HUQ NL, BICKNELL W, REYNOLDS EC. Cation –dependent structural features of β-casein(1-25). Biochem. J. 356: 277-285 (2001).
  • MALKOSKI M, DASHPER SG, O’BRIEN-SIMPSON NM, TALBO GH, MACRIS M, CROSS KJ, REYNOLDS EC. Kappacin, a novel antibacterial peptide from bovine milk. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 45: 2309-2315 (2001).
  • CHEN YY, CROSS KJ, PAOLINI RA, FIELDING JA, SLAKESKI N, REYNOLDS EC. CPG70 is a novel basic metallocarboxypeptidase with C-terminal polycystic kidney disease domains from Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Biol Chem. 277:23433-23440 (2002).
  • HUQ, N.L., CROSS, K.J., and REYNOLDS E.C. (2003) Nascent Helix in the Multiphosphorylated Peptide αs1-Casein(2-20). J. Peptide Sci. 9(6), 386-392
  • HUQ, N.L., CROSS, K.J., and REYNOLDS E.C. (2004) Molecular modeling of the multiphosphorylated anticariogenic casein phosphopeptide αs1 Casein(59-79) based on NMR constraints. J Dairy Sci. 71, 1-5.
  • CROSS, K.J., HUQ, N.L., STANTON, D., SUM, M., AND REYNOLDS, E.C. (2004) NMR Spectroscopy and mass spectroscopic studies of a novel calcium, phosphate and fluoride delivery vehicle-the multiphosphorylated peptide αs2-Casein(59-79) complexed with amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate. Biomaterials accepted Jan 2004.
  • DASHPER, S. G.; CROSS, K. J.; SLAKESKI, N.; LISSEL, P.; AULAKH, P.; MOORE, C.; REYNOLDS, E. C. Hemoglobin hydrolysis and heme acquisition by Porphyromonas gingivalis. Oral Microbiology and Immunology. 19 (1) 50-56

Also see Dr. Cross's Find an Expert page at The University of Melbourne.


  • NH&MRC "Anticariogenic casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate"
  • Australian Dental Research Foundation 4 grants


  • IADR
  • NY Academy of Science


  • Postgraduate Common Core: Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics