Selected Publications

Summers WC: Life in Science: William C Summers. Bacteriophage. 2014 Jan 1;4 (1) :e26691. PMID: 24478937

Summers WC: The strange history of phage therapy. Bacteriophage. 2012 Apr 1;2 (2) :130-133. PMID: 23050223

Summers WC: In the beginning… Bacteriophage. 2011 Jan;1 (1) :50-51. PMID: 21687535

Summers WC: From enzyme adaptation to gene regulation. Adv Appl Microbiol. 2003;52 :159-66. PMID: 12964243

Summers WC: Bacteriophage therapy. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2001;55 :437-51. PMID: 11544363

Summers WC: The Chinese Nail Murders: forensic medicine in Imperial China. Yale J Biol Med. 1999 Nov-Dec;72 (6) :409-19. PMID: 11138936


Summers WC: Hans Zinsser: a tale of two cultures. Yale J Biol Med. 1999 Sep-Oct;72 (5) :341-7. PMID: 11049165

Summers WC: Microbe Hunters revisited. Int Microbiol. 1998 Mar;1 (1) :65-8. PMID: 10943343

Tung PP, Respass J and Summers WC: 3'-Amino thymidine affinity matrix for the purification of herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase. Yale J Biol Med. 1996 Nov-Dec;69 (6) :495-503. PMID: 9436293

Tung PP and Summers WC: Substrate specificity of Epstein-Barr virus thymidine kinase. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1994 Sep;38 (9) :2175-9. PMID: 7811040


Summers WC: Congruences in Chinese and Western medicine from 1830-1911: smallpox, plague and cholera. Yale J Biol Med. 1994 Jan-Apr;67 (1-2) :23-32. PMID: 7544052

Summers WC and Raksin P: A method for selection of mutations at the tdk locus in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1993 Sep;175 (18) :6049-51. PMID: 8376351


Young DM, Summers WC and Cuono CB: Chemiluminescent restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (DNA fingerprinting) to identify keratinocytes from two donors in co-culture. Exp Dermatol. 1993 Feb;2 (1) :25-8. PMID: 7908840

Summers WC: On the origins of the science in Arrowsmith: Paul de Kruif, Felix d'Herelle, and phage. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1991 Jul;46 (3) :315-32. PMID: 1918921

Kupfer SR and Summers WC: Identification of a glucocorticoid-responsive element in Epstein-Barr virus. J Virol. 1990 May;64 (5) :1984-90. PMID: 2157866

Liu QY and Summers WC: Novel 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-responsive elements in the upstream sequence of the MS gene promoter of Epstein-Barr virus. J Virol. 1989 Dec;63 (12) :5062-8. PMID: 2555542


Lacy J, Summers WP and Summers WC: Post-transcriptional mechanisms of deregulation of MYC following conversion of a human B cell line by Epstein-Barr virus. EMBO J. 1989 Jul;8 (7) :1973-80. PMID: 2551670


D'Aquila RT, Hayward GS and Summers WC: Physical mapping of the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) (Towne) DNA polymerase gene: DNA-mediated transfer of a genetic marker for an HCMV gene. Virology. 1989 Jul;171 (1) :312-6. PMID: 2545037


Summers WC, Glazer PM and Malkevich D: Lambda phage shuttle vectors for analysis of mutations in mammalian cells in culture and in transgenic mice. Mutat Res. 1989 Mar-May;220 (2-3) :263-8. PMID: 2522589


Glazer PM, Greggio NA, Metherall JE and Summers WC: UV-induced DNA-binding proteins in human cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Feb;86 (4) :1163-7. PMID: 2919165


D'Aquila RT and Summers WC: HIV-1 reverse transcriptase/ribonuclease H: high level expression in Escherichia coli from a plasmid constructed using the polymerase chain reaction. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1989;2 (6) :579-87. PMID: 2479733

Sanderson MR, Freemont PS, Murthy HM, Krane JF, Summers WC and Steitz TA: Purification and crystallization of thymidine kinase from herpes simplex virus type 1. J Mol Biol. 1988 Aug 20;202 (4) :917-9. PMID: 2845104


Liu QY and Summers WC: Site-directed mutagenesis of a nucleotide-binding domain in HSV-1 thymidine kinase: effects on catalytic activity. Virology. 1988 Apr;163 (2) :638-42. PMID: 2833027

Summers WC, Sarkar SN and Glazer PM: Direct and inducible mutagenesis in mammalian cells. Cancer Surv. 1985;4 (3) :517-28. PMID: 3916654