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The effects of differences in pspA alleles and capsular types on the resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to killing by apolactoferrin.

Mirza S, Benjamin WH Jr, Coan PA, Hwang SA, Winslett AK, Yother J, Hollingshead SK, Fujihashi K, Briles DE.

Microb Pathog. 2016 Oct;99:209-219. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2016.08.029. Epub 2016 Aug 26.


Monoclonal Antibodies to Shigella Lipopolysaccharide Are Useful for Vaccine Production.

Lin J, Smith MA, Benjamin WH Jr, Kaminski RW, Wenzel H, Nahm MH.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2016 Aug 5;23(8):681-8. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00148-16. Print 2016 Aug.


Colonization potential to reconstitute a microbe community in patients detected early after fecal microbe transplant for recurrent C. difficile.

Kumar R, Maynard CL, Eipers P, Goldsmith KT, Ptacek T, Grubbs JA, Dixon P, Howard D, Crossman DK, Crowley MR, Benjamin WH Jr, Lefkowitz EJ, Weaver CT, Rodriguez JM, Morrow CD.

BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jan 13;16:5. doi: 10.1186/s12866-015-0622-2.


Discovery and Characterization of Human-Urine Utilization by Asymptomatic-Bacteriuria-Causing Streptococcus agalactiae.

Ipe DS, Ben Zakour NL, Sullivan MJ, Beatson SA, Ulett KB, Benjamin WH Jr, Davies MR, Dando SJ, King NP, Cripps AW, Schembri MA, Dougan G, Ulett GC.

Infect Immun. 2015 Nov 9;84(1):307-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00938-15. Print 2016 Jan.


Loss of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Fecal Dominance in an Organ Transplant Patient With Clostridium difficile Colitis After Fecal Microbiota Transplant.

Stripling J, Kumar R, Baddley JW, Nellore A, Dixon P, Howard D, Ptacek T, Lefkowitz EJ, Tallaj JA, Benjamin WH Jr, Morrow CD, Rodriguez JM.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 3;2(2):ofv078. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv078. eCollection 2015 Apr.


Copper complexation screen reveals compounds with potent antibiotic properties against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Haeili M, Moore C, Davis CJ, Cochran JB, Shah S, Shrestha TB, Zhang Y, Bossmann SH, Benjamin WH, Kutsch O, Wolschendorf F.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jul;58(7):3727-36. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02316-13. Epub 2014 Apr 21.


Asymptomatic bacteriuria: prevalence rates of causal microorganisms, etiology of infection in different patient populations, and recent advances in molecular detection.

Ipe DS, Sundac L, Benjamin WH Jr, Moore KH, Ulett GC.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2013 Sep;346(1):1-10. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12204. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Review.


Prognostic value of semi-quantitative bacteruria counts in the diagnosis of group B streptococcus urinary tract infection: a 4-year retrospective study in adult patients.

Tan CK, Ulett KB, Steele M, Benjamin WH Jr, Ulett GC.

BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Oct 26;12:273. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-273.


Group B streptococcus cystitis presenting in a diabetic patient with a massive abdominopelvic abscess: a case report.

Ulett KB, Shuemaker JH, Benjamin WH Jr, Tan CK, Ulett GC.

J Med Case Rep. 2012 Aug 10;6:237. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-6-237.


Device for carrying blood samples at 37°C for cryoglobulin test.

Nahm MH, Chatham WW, Benjamin WH Jr.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Sep;19(9):1555-6. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00295-12. Epub 2012 Jul 18.


Genome-wide mapping of cystitis due to Streptococcus agalactiae and Escherichia coli in mice identifies a unique bladder transcriptome that signifies pathogen-specific antimicrobial defense against urinary tract infection.

Tan CK, Carey AJ, Cui X, Webb RI, Ipe D, Crowley M, Cripps AW, Benjamin WH Jr, Ulett KB, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

Infect Immun. 2012 Sep;80(9):3145-60. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00023-12. Epub 2012 Jun 25.


Development of an automated and multiplexed serotyping assay for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Yu J, Lin J, Kim KH, Benjamin WH Jr, Nahm MH.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2011 Nov;18(11):1900-7. doi: 10.1128/CVI.05312-11. Epub 2011 Sep 7.


Serine protease PrtA from Streptococcus pneumoniae plays a role in the killing of S. pneumoniae by apolactoferrin.

Mirza S, Wilson L, Benjamin WH Jr, Novak J, Barnes S, Hollingshead SK, Briles DE.

Infect Immun. 2011 Jun;79(6):2440-50. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00489-10. Epub 2011 Mar 21.


Hit-and-run stimulation: a novel concept to reactivate latent HIV-1 infection without cytokine gene induction.

Wolschendorf F, Duverger A, Jones J, Wagner FH, Huff J, Benjamin WH, Saag MS, Niederweis M, Kutsch O.

J Virol. 2010 Sep;84(17):8712-20. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00523-10. Epub 2010 Jun 10.


Group B Streptococcus (GBS) urinary tract infection involves binding of GBS to bladder uroepithelium and potent but GBS-specific induction of interleukin 1alpha.

Ulett GC, Webb RI, Ulett KB, Cui X, Benjamin WH, Crowley M, Schembri MA.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 15;201(6):866-70. doi: 10.1086/650696.


Diversity of group B streptococcus serotypes causing urinary tract infection in adults.

Ulett KB, Benjamin WH Jr, Zhuo F, Xiao M, Kong F, Gilbert GL, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jul;47(7):2055-60. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00154-09. Epub 2009 May 13. Erratum in: J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Aug;51(8):2806.


PIR-B-deficient mice are susceptible to Salmonella infection.

Torii I, Oka S, Hotomi M, Benjamin WH Jr, Takai T, Kearney JF, Briles DE, Kubagawa H.

J Immunol. 2008 Sep 15;181(6):4229-39.


Risk of infection and tracking of work-related infectious diseases in the funeral industry.

Davidson SS, Benjamin WH Jr.

Am J Infect Control. 2006 Dec;34(10):655-60. Review.


Severe hemolytic disease of the newborn in a group B African-American infant delivered by a group O mother.

Drabik-Clary K, Reddy VV, Benjamin WH, Boctor FN.

Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2006 Spring;36(2):205-7.


Validation of a multiplex pneumococcal serotyping assay with clinical samples.

Lin J, Kaltoft MS, Brandao AP, Echaniz-Aviles G, Brandileone MC, Hollingshead SK, Benjamin WH, Nahm MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Feb;44(2):383-8.


Relative fitness of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Johnson CN, Briles DE, Benjamin WH Jr, Hollingshead SK, Waites KB.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jun;11(6):814-20.


Long-term molecular analysis of tuberculosis strains in alabama, a state characterized by a largely indigenous, low-risk population.

Kempf MC, Dunlap NE, Lok KH, Benjamin WH Jr, Keenan NB, Kimerling ME.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Feb;43(2):870-8.


Rapid multiplex assay for serotyping pneumococci with monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.

Yu J, Lin J, Benjamin WH Jr, Waites KB, Lee CH, Nahm MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jan;43(1):156-62.


Human intestinal macrophages display profound inflammatory anergy despite avid phagocytic and bacteriocidal activity.

Smythies LE, Sellers M, Clements RH, Mosteller-Barnum M, Meng G, Benjamin WH, Orenstein JM, Smith PD.

J Clin Invest. 2005 Jan;115(1):66-75.


Lipoprotein PsaA in virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae: surface accessibility and role in protection from superoxide.

Johnston JW, Myers LE, Ochs MM, Benjamin WH Jr, Briles DE, Hollingshead SK.

Infect Immun. 2004 Oct;72(10):5858-67.


PspA protects Streptococcus pneumoniae from killing by apolactoferrin, and antibody to PspA enhances killing of pneumococci by apolactoferrin [corrected].

Shaper M, Hollingshead SK, Benjamin WH Jr, Briles DE.

Infect Immun. 2004 Sep;72(9):5031-40. Erratum in: Infect Immun. 2004 Dec;72(12):7379.


Dissemination of macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates containing both erm(B) and mef(A) in South Korea.

Waites KB, Jones KE, Kim KH, Moser SA, Johnson CN, Hollingshead SK, Kang ES, Hong KS, Benjamin WH Jr.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Dec;41(12):5787-91.


Association between antecedent intravenous antimicrobial exposure and isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Chavers LS, Moser SA, Funkhouser E, Benjamin WH Jr, Chavers P, Stamm AM, Waites KB.

Microb Drug Resist. 2003;9 Suppl 1:S69-77.


The rapid development of fluoroquinolone resistance in M. tuberculosis.

Ginsburg AS, Woolwine SC, Hooper N, Benjamin WH Jr, Bishai WR, Dorman SE, Sterling TR.

N Engl J Med. 2003 Nov 13;349(20):1977-8. No abstract available.


Ligase chain reaction.

Benjamin WH Jr, Smith KR, Waites KB.

Methods Mol Biol. 2003;226:135-50. No abstract available.


Immunizations with pneumococcal surface protein A and pneumolysin are protective against pneumonia in a murine model of pulmonary infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Briles DE, Hollingshead SK, Paton JC, Ades EW, Novak L, van Ginkel FW, Benjamin WH Jr.

J Infect Dis. 2003 Aug 1;188(3):339-48. Epub 2003 Jul 14.


Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and counting.

Chavers LS, Moser SA, Benjamin WH, Banks SE, Steinhauer JR, Smith AM, Johnson CN, Funkhouser E, Chavers LP, Stamm AM, Waites KB.

J Hosp Infect. 2003 Mar;53(3):159-71. Review.


Molecular differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains without IS6110 insertions.

Lok KH, Benjamin WH Jr, Kimerling ME, Pruitt V, Lathan M, Razeq J, Hooper N, Cronin W, Dunlap NE.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Nov;8(11):1310-3.


Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with a common two-band IS6110 pattern.

Lok KH, Benjamin WH Jr, Kimerling ME, Pruitt V, Mulcahy D, Robinson N, Keenan NB, Dunlap NE.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Nov;8(11):1303-5.


Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in a low- to moderate-incidence state: are contact investigations enough?

Cronin WA, Golub JE, Lathan MJ, Mukasa LN, Hooper N, Razeq JH, Baruch NG, Mulcahy D, Benjamin WH, Magder LS, Strickland GT, Bishai WR.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Nov;8(11):1271-9.


Evidence for Epstein-Barr virus autoantibodies against human brain in demyelinating encephalitis.

Nicholas AP, Gupta KB, McInnis C, Benjamin WH Jr, Williams SL, Kern ER.

Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2002 Dec;28(6):498-501. No abstract available.


Expression, autoregulation, and DNA binding properties of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis TrcR response regulator.

Haydel SE, Benjamin WH Jr, Dunlap NE, Clark-Curtiss JE.

J Bacteriol. 2002 Apr;184(8):2192-203.


Value of Mycobacterium tuberculosis fingerprinting as a tool in a rural state surveillance program.

Dobbs KG, Lok KH, Bruce F, Mulcahy D, Benjamin WH, Dunlap NE.

Chest. 2001 Dec;120(6):1877-82.


In vitro activity of ABT-773, telithromycin and eight other antimicrobials against erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae respiratory isolates of children.

Johnson CN, Benjamin WH Jr, Gray BM, Crain MC, Edwards KM, Waites KB.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2001 Dec;18(6):531-5.


Epidemiologic usefulness of spoligotyping for secondary typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates with low copy numbers of IS6110.

Cronin WA, Golub JE, Magder LS, Baruch NG, Lathan MJ, Mukasa LN, Hooper N, Razeq JH, Mulcahy D, Benjamin WH, Bishai WR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Oct;39(10):3709-11.


Identification of a contaminating Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain with a transposition of an IS6110 insertion element resulting in an altered spoligotype.

Benjamin WH Jr, Lok KH, Harris R, Brook N, Bond L, Mulcahy D, Robinson N, Pruitt V, Kirkpatrick DP, Kimerling ME, Dunlap NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Mar;39(3):1092-6.


Direct identification of Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium gordonae from MB/BacT bottles using AccuProbe.

Louro AP, Waites KB, Georgescu E, Benjamin WH Jr.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Feb;39(2):570-3.


Human C-reactive protein is protective against fatal Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium infection in transgenic mice.

Szalai AJ, VanCott JL, McGhee JR, Volanakis JE, Benjamin WH Jr.

Infect Immun. 2000 Oct;68(10):5652-6.


Comparison of direct inoculation and Copan transport systems for isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from endocervical specimens.

Olsen CC, Schwebke JR, Benjamin WH Jr, Beverly A, Waites KB.

J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Nov;37(11):3583-5.


Spot sputum screening: evaluation of an intervention in two homeless shelters.

Kimerling ME, Shakes CF, Carlisle R, Lok KH, Benjamin WH, Dunlap NE.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 1999 Jul;3(7):613-9.


In vitro evidence of two-component system phosphorylation between the Mycobacterium tuberculosis TrcR/TrcS proteins.

Haydel SE, Dunlap NE, Benjamin WH Jr.

Microb Pathog. 1999 Apr;26(4):195-206.


Comparison of the MB/BacT system with a revised antibiotic supplement kit to the BACTEC 460 system for detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens.

Benjamin WH Jr, Waites KB, Beverly A, Gibbs L, Waller M, Nix S, Moser SA, Willert M.

J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Nov;36(11):3234-8.


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