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Thomas L. Benjamin, PhD


  • Sung CK, Li D, Andrews E, Drapkin R, Benjamin T.Promoter methylation of the SALL2 tumor suppressor gene in ovarian cancers.Mol Oncol. 2012 Dec 12.
  • Velupillai P, Sung CK, Andrews E, Moran J, Beier D, Kagan J, Benjamin T.Polymorphisms in toll-like receptor 4 underlie susceptibility to tumor induction by the mouse polyomavirus.J Virol. 2012 Nov;86(21):11541-7.
  • Sung CK, Yim H, Gu H, Li D, Andrews E, Duraisamy S, Li C, Drapkin R, Benjamin T.The Polyoma Virus Large T Binding Protein p150 Is a Transcriptional Repressor of c-MYC.PLoS ONE. 2012;7(9):e46486.
  • Sung CK, Dahl J, Yim H, Rodig S, Benjamin TL.Transcriptional and post-translational regulation of the quiescence factor and putative tumor suppressor p150Sal2.FASEB J. 2011 Apr;25(4):1275-83.
  • Yang Y, Jiang B, Huo Y, Primo L, Dahl JS, Benjamin TL, Luo J.Shp2 suppresses PyMT-induced transformation in mouse fibroblasts by inhibiting Stat3 activity.Virology. 2011 Jan 20;409(2):204-10.
  • Rosas M, Thomas B, Stacey M, Gordon S, Taylor PR.The myeloid 7/4-antigen defines recently generated inflammatory macrophages and is synonymous with Ly-6B.J Leukoc Biol. 2010 Jul;88(1):169-80.
  • Tsai B, Gilbert JM, Stehle T, Lencer W, Benjamin TL, Rapoport TA.Gangliosides are receptors for murine polyoma virus and SV40.EMBO J. 2003 Sep 1;22(17):4346-55.
  • Gilbert JM, Goldberg IG, Benjamin TL.Cell penetration and trafficking of polyomavirus.J Virol. 2003 Feb;77(4):2615-22.
  • Velupillai P, Carroll JP, Benjamin TL.Susceptibility to polyomavirus-induced tumors in inbred mice: role of innate immune responses.J Virol. 2002 Oct;76(19):9657-63.
  • Dey D, Dahl J, Cho S, Benjamin TL.Induction and bypass of p53 during productive infection by polyomavirus.J Virol. 2002 Sep;76(18):9526-32.
  • Li D, Dower K, Ma Y, Tian Y, Benjamin TL.A tumor host range selection procedure identifies p150(sal2) as a target of polyoma virus large T antigen.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Dec 4;98(25):14619-24.
  • Benjamin TL.Polyoma virus: old findings and new challenges.Virology. 2001 Oct 25;289(2):167-73.
  • Cho S, Tian Y, Benjamin TL.Binding of p300/CBP co-activators by polyoma large T antigen.J Biol Chem. 2001 Sep 7;276(36):33533-9.
  • Gilbert JM, Benjamin TL.Early steps of polyomavirus entry into cells.J Virol. 2000 Sep;74(18):8582-8.
  • Dey DC, Bronson RP, Dahl J, Carroll JP, Benjamin TL.Accelerated development of polyoma tumors and embryonic lethality: different effects of p53 loss on related mouse backgrounds.Cell Growth Differ. 2000 May;11(5):231-7.
  • Velupillai P, Yoshizawa I, Dey DC, Nahill SR, Carroll JP, Bronson RT, Benjamin TL.Wild-derived inbred mice have a novel basis of susceptibility to polyomavirus-induced tumors.J Virol. 1999 Dec;73(12):10079-85.
  • Bauer PH, Cui C, Liu R, Stehle T, Harrison SC, DeCaprio JA, Benjamin TL.Discrimination between sialic acid-containing receptors and pseudoreceptors regulates polyomavirus spread in the mouse.J Virol. 1999 Jul;73(7):5826-32.
  • Carroll JP, Fung JS, Bronson RT, Razvi E, Benjamin TL.Radiation-resistant and radiation-sensitive forms of host resistance to polyomavirus.J Virol. 1999 Feb;73(2):1213-8.
  • Dahl J, Jurczak A, Cheng LA, Baker DC, Benjamin TL.Evidence of a role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activation in the blocking of apoptosis by polyomavirus middle T antigen.J Virol. 1998 Apr;72(4):3221-6.
  • Culleré X, Rose P, Thathamangalam U, Chatterjee A, Mullane KP, Pallas DC, Benjamin TL, Roberts TM, Schaffhausen BS.Serine 257 phosphorylation regulates association of polyomavirus middle T antigen with 14-3-3 proteins.J Virol. 1998 Jan;72(1):558-63.
  • Bauer PH, Benjamin TL.A novel 39-kilodalton membrane protein binds GTP in polyomavirus-transformed cells.J Virol. 1997 May;71(5):4128-32.
  • Dahl J, Freund R, Blenis J, Benjamin TL.Studies of partially transforming polyomavirus mutants establish a role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in activation of pp70 S6 kinase.Mol Cell Biol. 1996 Jun;16(6):2728-35.
  • Young AT, Dahl J, Hausdorff SF, Bauer PH, Birnbaum MJ, Benjamin TL.Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase binding to polyoma virus middle tumor antigen mediates elevation of glucose transport by increasing translocation of the GLUT1 transporter.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Dec 5;92(25):11613-7.
  • Bauer PH, Bronson RT, Fung SC, Freund R, Stehle T, Harrison SC, Benjamin TL.Genetic and structural analysis of a virulence determinant in polyomavirus VP1.J Virol. 1995 Dec;69(12):7925-31.
  • Lukacher AE, Ma Y, Carroll JP, Abromson-Leeman SR, Laning JC, Dorf ME, Benjamin TL.Susceptibility to tumors induced by polyoma virus is conferred by an endogenous mouse mammary tumor virus superantigen.J Exp Med. 1995 May 1;181(5):1683-92.
  • Freund R, Bauer PH, Crissman HA, Bradbury EM, Benjamin TL.Host range and cell cycle activation properties of polyomavirus large T-antigen mutants defective in pRB binding.J Virol. 1994 Nov;68(11):7227-34.
  • Stehle T, Yan Y, Benjamin TL, Harrison SC.Structure of murine polyomavirus complexed with an oligosaccharide receptor fragment.Nature. 1994 May 12;369(6476):160-3.
  • Johnson SC, Dahl J, Shih TL, Schedler DJ, Anderson L, Benjamin TL, Baker DC.Synthesis and evaluation of 3-modified 1D-myo-inositols as inhibitors and substrates of phosphatidylinositol synthase and inhibitors of myo-inositol uptake by cells.J Med Chem. 1993 Nov 12;36(23):3628-35.
  • Lukacher AE, Freund R, Carroll JP, Bronson RT, Benjamin TL.Pyvs: a dominantly acting gene in C3H/BiDa mice conferring susceptibility to tumor induction by polyoma virus.Virology. 1993 Sep;196(1):241-8.