Kimberly E. Beck, MD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
  • Divisions: Family Medicine

Academic Office Information

  • 250 West 200 North
    Centerfield, UT 84622

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Razum O, Zeeb H, Beck K, Becher H, Ziegler H, Stegmaier C (2000 Dec). Combining a name algorithm with a capture-recapture method to retrieve cases of Turkish descent from a German population-based cancer registry. Eur J Cancer, 36(18), 2380-4.
  2. Yamaguchi H, Yamashita H, Mori H, Okazaki I, Nomizu M, Beck K, Kitagawa Y (2000 Sep 22). High and low affinity heparin-binding sites in the G domain of the mouse laminin alpha 4 chain. J Biol Chem, 275(38), 29458-65.
  3. Beck K, Chan VC, Shenoy N, Kirkpatrick A, Ramshaw JA, Brodsky B (2000 Apr 11). Destabilization of osteogenesis imperfecta collagen-like model peptides correlates with the identity of the residue replacing glycine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 97(8), 4273-8.
  4. Beck K, Wu LF, Brunner J, Muller M (2000 Jan 4). Discrimination between SRP- and SecA/SecB-dependent substrates involves selective recognition of nascent chains by SRP and trigger factor. EMBO J, 19(1), 134-43.
  5. Niimi T, Yokoyama H, Goto A, Beck K, Kitagawa Y (1999 Nov). A Drosophila gene encoding multiple splice variants of Kazal-type serine protease inhibitor-like proteins with potential destinations of mitochondria, cytosol and the secretory pathway. Eur J Biochem, 266(1), 282-92.
  6. Mitzdorf U, Beck K, Horton-Hausknecht J, Weidenhammer W, Kindermann A, Takacs M, Astor G, Melchart D (1999 Oct). Why do patients seek treatment in hospitals of complementary medicine? J Altern Complement Med, 5(5), 463-73.
  7. Schafer U, Beck K, Muller M (1999 Aug 27). Skp, a molecular chaperone of gram-negative bacteria, is required for the formation of soluble periplasmic intermediates of outer membrane proteins. J Biol Chem, 274(35), 24567-74.
  8. Tongaonkar P, Beck K, Shinde UP, Madura K (1999 Aug 1). Characterization of a temperature-sensitive mutant of a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme and its use as a heat-inducible degradation signal. Anal Biochem, 272(2), 263-9.
  9. Schmidt KJ, Beck KE, Grogan DW (1999 Aug). UV stimulation of chromosomal marker exchange in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius: implications for DNA repair, conjugation and homologous recombination at extremely high temperatures. Genetics, 152(4), 1407-15.
  10. Rodrigue A, Chanal A, Beck K, Muller M, Wu LF (1999 May 7). Co-translocation of a periplasmic enzyme complex by a hitchhiker mechanism through the bacterial tat pathway. J Biol Chem, 274(19), 13223-8.
  11. Freudenberg J, Schelle S, Beck K, von Schickfus M, Hunklinger S (1999 Apr 30). A contactless surface acoustic wave biosensor. Biosens Bioelectron, 14(4), 423-5.
  12. Gao WQ, Shinsky N, Ingle G, Beck K, Elias KA, Powell-Braxton L (1999 Apr). IGF-I deficient mice show reduced peripheral nerve conduction velocities and decreased axonal diameters and respond to exogenous IGF-I treatment. J Neurobiol, 39(1), 142-52.
  13. Ackerman MS, Bhate M, Shenoy N, Beck K, Ramshaw JA, Brodsky B (1999 Mar 19). Sequence dependence of the folding of collagen-like peptides. Single amino acids affect the rate of triple-helix nucleation. J Biol Chem, 274(12), 7668-73.
  14. Cherpillod P, Beck K, Zurbriggen A, Wittek R (1999 Mar). Sequence analysis and expression of the attachment and fusion proteins of canine distemper virus wild-type strain A75/17. J Virol, 73(3), 2263-9.
  15. Mollner S, Ferreira P, Beck K, Pfeuffer T (1998 Oct 1). Nonenzymatic palmitoylation at Cys 3 causes extra-activation of the alpha-subunit of the stimulatory GTP-binding protein Gs. Eur J Biochem, 257(1), 236-41.
  16. Pan OH, Beck K (1998 Jun 5). The C-terminal domain of matrilin-2 assembles into a three-stranded alpha-helical coiled coil. J Biol Chem, 273(23), 14205-9.
  17. Zeng B, MacDonald JR, Bann JG, Beck K, Gambee JE, Boswell BA, Bachinger HP (1998 Feb 15). Chicken FK506-binding protein, FKBP65, a member of the FKBP family of peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerases, is only partially inhibited by FK506. Biochem J, 330 ( Pt 1), 109-14.
  18. Beck K, Zweifel P (1998). Cream-skimming in deregulated social health insurance: evidence from Switzerland. Dev Health Econ Public Policy, 6, 211-27.
  19. Chan VC, Ramshaw JA, Kirkpatrick A, Beck K, Brodsky B (1997 Dec 12). Positional preferences of ionizable residues in Gly-X-Y triplets of the collagen triple-helix. J Biol Chem, 272(50), 31441-6.
  20. Beck K, Gambee JE, Kamawal A, Bachinger HP (1997 Jul 1). A single amino acid can switch the oligomerization state of the alpha-helical coiled-coil domain of cartilage matrix protein. EMBO J, 16(13), 3767-77.
  21. Beck K, Gruber TM, Ridgway CC, Hughes W, Sui L, Petra PH (1997 Jul 1). Secondary structure and shape of plasma sex steroid-binding protein--comparison with domain G of laminin results in a structural model of plasma sex steroid-binding protein. Eur J Biochem, 247(1), 339-47.
  22. Stettler M, Beck K, Wagner A, Vandevelde M, Zurbriggen A (1997 Jun 30). Determinants of persistence in canine distemper viruses. Vet Microbiol, 57(1), 83-93.
  23. Montoya P, Brody S, Beck K, Veit R, Rau H (1997). Differential beta- and alpha-adrenergic activation during psychological stress. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol, 75(3), 256-62.
  24. Haier J, Hohenberger P, Beck K, Schlag PM (1997). [O2 utilization during hyperthermic extremity perfusion with rhTNF alpha and melphalan]. Langenbecks Arch Chir, 382(3), 128-33.
  25. Mahler DA, Harver A, Lentine T, Scott JA, Beck K, Schwartzstein RM (1996 Nov). Descriptors of breathlessness in cardiorespiratory diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 154(5), 1357-63.
  26. Beck K, Boswell BA, Ridgway CC, Bachinger HP (1996 Aug 30). Triple helix formation of procollagen type I can occur at the rough endoplasmic reticulum membrane. J Biol Chem, 271(35), 21566-73.
  27. Beck K, Gambee JE, Bohan CA, Bachinger HP (1996 Mar 15). The C-terminal domain of cartilage matrix protein assembles into a triple-stranded alpha-helical coiled-coil structure. J Mol Biol, 256(5), 909-23.
  28. Nomizu M, Utani A, Beck K, Otaka A, Roller PP, Yamada Y (1996 Mar 5). Mechanism of laminin chain assembly into a triple-stranded coiled-coil structure. Biochemistry, 35(9), 2885-93.
  29. Suchner U, Senftleben U, Eckart T, Scholz MR, Beck K, Murr R, Enzenbach R, Peter K (1996 Jan). Enteral versus parenteral nutrition: effects on gastrointestinal function and metabolism. Nutrition, 12(1), 13-22.
  30. Mollner S, Beck K, Pfeuffer T (1995 Sep 11). Acylation of adenylyl cyclase catalyst is important for enzymic activity. FEBS Lett, 371(3), 241-4.
  31. Bolden L, Beck K, McElrath M (1995 Mar-Apr). Improving education on pin site care. Nurs Qual Connect, 4(5), 8.
  32. Muller CF, Fatzer RS, Beck K, Vandevelde M, Zurbriggen A (1995). Studies on canine distemper virus persistence in the central nervous system. Acta Neuropathol (Berl), 89(5), 438-45.
  33. Wenger NS, Kusseling FS, Beck K, Shapiro MF (1994 Aug 22). Sexual behavior of individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. The need for intervention. Arch Intern Med, 154(16), 1849-54.
  34. Franek M, Mates J, Radil T, Beck K, Poppel E (1994 Feb). Sensorimotor synchronization: motor responses to pseudoregular auditory patterns. Percept Psychophys, 55(2), 204-17.
  35. Wenger NS, Kusseling FS, Beck K, Shapiro MF (1994). When patients first suspect and find out they are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus: implications for prevention. AIDS Care, 6(4), 399-405.
  36. Beck K, Dixon TW, Engel J, Parry DA (1993 May 20). Ionic interactions in the coiled-coil domain of laminin determine the specificity of chain assembly. J Mol Biol, 231(2), 311-23.
  37. Kallunki P, Sainio K, Eddy R, Byers M, Kallunki T, Sariola H, Beck K, Hirvonen H, Shows TB, Tryggvason K (1992 Nov). A truncated laminin chain homologous to the B2 chain: structure, spatial expression, and chromosomal assignment. J Cell Biol, 119(3), 679-93.
  38. Julius HC, Beck K (1992 Jun). Evaluation of an antibiotic restriction policy using a special drug request form. Hosp Formul, 27(6), 638-40, 643.
  39. Walker BL, Beck K, Walker AL, Shemanski S (1992 May). The short-term effects of a fire safety education program for the elderly. Fire Technol, 28(2), 134-62.
  40. Martin MA, Cox PH, Beck K, Styer CM, Beall GN (1992 Mar). A comparison of the effectiveness of three regimens in the prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Arch Intern Med, 152(3), 523-8.
  41. Franek M, Mates J, Radil T, Beck K, Poppel E (1991 Dec). Finger tapping in musicians and nonmusicians. Int J Psychophysiol, 11(3), 277-9.
  42. Chiquet M, Vrucinic-Filipi N, Schenk S, Beck K, Chiquet-Ehrismann R (1991 Jul 15). Isolation of chick tenascin variants and fragments. A C-terminal heparin-binding fragment produced by cleavage of the extra domain from the largest subunit splicing variant. Eur J Biochem, 199(2), 379-88.
  43. Franek M, Mates J, Radil T, Beck K, Poppel E (1991 Jun). Sensorimotor synchronization: motor responses to regular auditory patterns. Percept Psychophys, 49(6), 509-16.
  44. Petru E, Beck K, Schunemann H, Schmahl D (1991). [The significance of hormone receptor content in primary tumors for cytostatic therapy of advanced breast carcinoma]. Wien Med Wochenschr, 141(7), 133-5.
  45. Gansheimer S, Beck K, Schilling A (1990 Nov). [Prognosis and therapy of kidney carcinoma in a retrospective study in 624 patients]. Helv Chir Acta, 57(3), 467-9.
  46. Brock FE, Abri O, Baitsch G, Bechara G, Beck K, Corovic D, Diehm C, Marshall M, Rahmel B, Scheffler P, et al (1990 Oct 6). [Iloprost in the treatment of ischemic tissue lesions in diabetics. Results of a placebo-controlled multicenter study with a stable prostacyclin derivative]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr, 120(40), 1477-82.
  47. Alexander LL, Beck K (1990 Jul). The smoking behaviour of military nurses: the relationship to job stress, job satisfaction and social support. J Adv Nurs, 15(7), 843-9.
  48. Trent AM, Smith DF, Cooley AJ, Beck K, Hoffer RE (1990 Apr). Use of mucosal grafts and temporary tube implants for treatment of teat sinus mucosal injuries. Am J Vet Res, 51(4), 666-76.
  49. Hunter I, Schulthess T, Bruch M, Beck K, Engel J (1990 Mar 10). Evidence for a specific mechanism of laminin assembly. Eur J Biochem, 188(2), 205-11.
  50. Sterba P, Schulz J, Michel G, Beck K (1990). [Experimental udder infection with Escherichia coli. 1. The behavior of selected clinical, hematological and other parameters concerned with milk composition]. Arch Exp Veterinarmed, 44(5), 727-39.
  51. Beck K (1989 Nov). [Problems of nurses in the surgical service]. Osterr Krankenpflegez, 42(11), 401-5.
  52. Spring J, Beck K, Chiquet-Ehrismann R (1989 Oct 20). Two contrary functions of tenascin: dissection of the active sites by recombinant tenascin fragments. Cell, 59(2), 325-34.
  53. Schadewaldt P, Beck K, Wendel U (1989 Sep 15). Analysis of maple syrup urine disease in cell culture: use of substrates. Clin Chim Acta, 184(1), 47-56.
  54. Franek M, Radil T, Poppel E, Beck K, Mates J, Ilmberger J (1989 Jun). Following of rhythmic tonal sequences by tapping and holding the response key. Act Nerv Super (Praha), 31(2), 152-3.
  55. Beck K (1989 May 22). Structural model of vinculin: correlation of amino acid sequence with electron-microscopical shape. FEBS Lett, 249(1), 1-4.
  56. Diehm C, Abri O, Baitsch G, Bechara G, Beck K, Breddin HK, Brock FE, Clevert HD, Corovic D, Marshall M, et al (1989 May 19). [Iloprost, a stable prostacyclin derivative, in stage 4 arterial occlusive disease. A placebo-controlled multicenter study]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr, 114(20), 783-8.
  57. Masuda-Nakagawa L, Beck K, Chiquet M (1988 Dec 22). Identification of molecules in leech extracellular matrix that promote neurite outgrowth. Proc Biol Sci, 235(1280), 247-57.
  58. Radeck W, Beck K, Staib W (1988 Nov 18). Simple method for rapid quantification of branched-chain 2-oxo acids in physiological fluids as quinoxalinol derivatives by high-performance liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr, 432, 297-301.
  59. Chiquet M, Masuda-Nakagawa L, Beck K (1988 Sep). Attachment to an endogenous laminin-like protein initiates sprouting by leech neurons. J Cell Biol, 107(3), 1189-98.
  60. Beck K, Calamai F, Staderini G, Susini T (1988 Aug). Gastric motor responses elicited by vagal stimulation and purine compounds in the atropine-treated rabbit. Br J Pharmacol, 94(4), 1157-66.
  61. Remmele W, Beck K, Kaiserling E (1988 Jun). Multiple lipid islands of the colonic mucosa. A light and electron microscopic study. Pathol Res Pract, 183(3), 336-46.
  62. Chiquet-Ehrismann R, Kalla P, Pearson CA, Beck K, Chiquet M (1988 May 6). Tenascin interferes with fibronectin action. Cell, 53(3), 383-90.
  63. Kortsik C, Winckelmann G, Beck K, Lutke A (1987 Oct 23). [What does laparoscopy contribute to explaining fever of unknown origin?]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr, 112(43), 1657-60.
  64. Paulsson M, Aumailley M, Deutzmann R, Timpl R, Beck K, Engel J (1987 Jul 1). Laminin-nidogen complex. Extraction with chelating agents and structural characterization. Eur J Biochem, 166(1), 11-9.
  65. Weitkunat R, Schandry R, Sparrer B, Beck K (1987). [The trainability of heart perception]. Z Exp Angew Psychol, 34(2), 340-50.
  66. Reinhold P, Schulz J, Beck K (1987 Jan). [Treatment of acute mastitis of cattle. 2. Udder tolerance of glucose solutions]. Arch Exp Veterinarmed, 41(1), 104-13.
  67. Lonstein JE, Beck K (1986 Sep-Oct). Hip dislocation and subluxation in cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop, 6(5), 521-6.
  68. Frank K, Bliesze H, Bonhof JA, Beck K, Hammes P, Linhart P (1985 Jan). Laparoscopic sonography: a new approach to intraabdominal disease. J Clin Ultrasound, 13(1), 60-5.
  69. Kottke D, Beck K, Beyrich T (1984 Aug). [The use of short-term tests for oxidation studies of drugs. 2. Kinetics of 2-mercaptobenzthiazole oxidation]. Pharmazie, 39(8), 546-8.
  70. Schulz J, Elmardi A, Richter A, Beck K (1984 Mar). [Behavior of Soxhlet-Henkel rate of cow's milk in different milking fractions from healthy and diseased udder quarters]. Arch Exp Veterinarmed, 38(2), 157-68.
  71. Beck K (1984). Coevolution: mathematical analysis of host-parasite interactions. J Math Biol, 19(1), 63-77.
  72. Beck K, Keener JP, Ricciardi P (1984). The effect of epidemics on genetic evolution. J Math Biol, 19(1), 79-94.
  73. Peters R, Beck K (1983 Dec). Translational diffusion in phospholipid monolayers measured by fluorescence microphotolysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 80(23), 7183-7.
  74. Frank K, Bliesze H, Beck K, Hammes P, Linhart P (1983 Jun 10). [Laparoscopic sonography. A new dimension in the diagnostic approach to internal organs]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr, 108(23), 902-4.
  75. Bereiter-Hahn J, Strohmeier R, Kunzenbacher I, Beck K, Voth M (1981 Dec). Locomotion of Xenopus epidermis cells in primary culture. J Cell Sci, 52, 289-311.
  76. Thode J, Borresen T, Beck K, Madsen SN (1981 Oct). Effect of furosemide on parathyroid hormone stimulated guinea pig renal adenylate cyclase and thyrotrophin and fluoride stimulated human thyroid adenylate cyclase. Acta Pharmacol Toxicol (Copenh), 49(4), 285-9.
  77. Modell HI, Beck K, Butler J (1981 May). Functional aspects of canine bronchial-pulmonary vascular communications. J Appl Physiol, 50(5), 1045-51.
  78. Beck K (1981 Apr 21). A mathematical model of T-cell effects in the humoral immune response. J Theor Biol, 89(4), 593-610.
  79. Beck K, Bereiter-Hahn J (1981 Mar). Evaluation of reflection interference contrast microscope images of living cells. Microsc Acta, 84(2), 153-78.
  80. Bojar H, Staib W, Beck K, Pilaski J (1980 Dec 15). Investigation on the thermostability of steroid hormone receptors in lyophilized calf uterine tissue powder. Cancer, 46(12 Suppl), 2770-4.
  81. Beck K, Schulz J, Beuche W (1980). [Determination of the lactose content of cow's milk using a continuous autoanalyzer]. Arch Exp Veterinarmed, 34(2), 189-92.


  1. Muller M, Koch HG, Beck K, Schafer U (2001). Protein traffic in bacteria: multiple routes from the ribosome to and across the membrane. [Review]. Prog Nucleic Acid Res Mol Biol, 66, 107-57.
  2. Beck K (2000 Feb). Growing importance of capitation in Switzerland. [Review]. Health Care Manag Sci, 3(2), 111-9.
  3. Beck K, Brodsky B (1998). Supercoiled protein motifs: the collagen triple-helix and the alpha-helical coiled coil. [Review]. J Struct Biol, 122(1-2), 17-29.
  4. Engel J, Hunter I, Schulthess T, Beck K, Dixon TW, Parry DA (1991 Nov). Assembly of laminin isoforms by triple- and double-stranded coiled-coil structures. [Review]. Biochem Soc Trans, 19(4), 839-43.
  5. Beck K (1991 Jan-Feb). Mycobacterial disease associated with HIV infection. [Review]. J Gen Intern Med, 6(1 Suppl), S19-23.
  6. Beck K, Hunter I, Engel J (1990 Feb 1). Structure and function of laminin: anatomy of a multidomain glycoprotein. [Review]. FASEB J, 4(2), 148-60.


  1. Beck K (1998). Competition under a regime of imperfect risk adjustment: the Swiss experience [Letter to the editor]. Soz Praventivmed, 43(1), 7-8.
  2. Hildebrandt J, Beck K, Scherba S, Parker JC, Taylor AE (1979 Sep). Pulmonary interstitial and capillary pressures estimated from intra-alveolar fluid pressures [Letter to the editor]. J Appl Physiol, 47(3), 643-4.