Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Laimonis Laimins Lab


Learn more about the work that we do in the Laimonis Laimins Laboratory through our recent publications.
  1. Gusho E, Laimins LA  Human papillomaviruses sensitize cells to DNA damage induced apoptosis by targeting the innate immune sensor cGAS.  PLoS Pathog  2022 Jul;18(7):e1010725. pii:e1010725
  2. Hong S, Li Y, Kaminski PJ, Andrade J, Laimins LA  Pathogenesis of Human Papillomaviruses Requires the ATR/p62 Autophagy-Related Pathway.  mBio  2020 Aug 12;11(4). pii:e01628-20
  3. Kono T, Hoover P, Poropatich K, Paunesku T, Mittal BB, Samant S, Laimins LA  Activation of DNA damage repair factors in HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers.  Virology  2020 Aug;547:27-34. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2020.05.003
  4. Hong S, Xu J, Li Y, Andrade J, Hoover P, Kaminski PJ, Laimins LA  Topoisomerase IIβ-binding protein 1 activates expression of E2F1 and p73 in HPV-positive cells for genome amplification upon epithelial differentiation.  Oncogene  2019 Apr;38(17):3274-3287. doi:10.1038/s41388-018-0633-1
  5. Spriggs CC, Blanco LZ, Maniar KP, Laimins LA  Expression of HPV-induced DNA Damage Repair Factors Correlates With CIN Progression.  Int J Gynecol Pathol  2019 Jan;38(1):1-10. doi:10.1097/PGP.0000000000000477
  6. Hong S, Cheng S, Songock W, Bodily J, Laimins LA  Suppression of MicroRNA 424 Levels by Human Papillomaviruses Is Necessary for Differentiation-Dependent Genome Amplification.  J Virol  2017 Dec 15;91(24). pii:e01712-17
  7. Spriggs CC, Laimins LA  Human Papillomavirus and the DNA Damage Response: Exploiting Host Repair Pathways for Viral Replication.  Viruses  2017 Aug 18;9(8). pii:232
  8. Hong S, Laimins LA  Manipulation of the innate immune response by human papillomaviruses.  Virus Res  2017 Mar 02;231:34-40. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2016.11.004
  9. Spriggs CC, Laimins LA  FANCD2 Binds Human Papillomavirus Genomes and Associates with a Distinct Set of DNA Repair Proteins to Regulate Viral Replication.  mBio  2017 Feb 14;8(1). pii:e02340-16
  10. Gunasekharan VK, Li Y, Andrade J, Laimins LA  Post-Transcriptional Regulation of KLF4 by High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses Is Necessary for the Differentiation-Dependent Viral Life Cycle.  PLoS Pathog  2016 Jul;12(7):e1005747. pii:e1005747
  11. Langsfeld E, Laimins LA  Human papillomaviruses: research priorities for the next decade.  Trends Cancer  2016 May;2(5):234-240
  12. Hong S, Cheng S, Iovane A, Laimins LA  STAT-5 Regulates Transcription of the Topoisomerase IIβ-Binding Protein 1 (TopBP1) Gene To Activate the ATR Pathway and Promote Human Papillomavirus Replication.  mBio  2015 Dec 22;6(6):e02006-15. pii:e02006-15
  13. Galloway DA, Laimins LA  Human papillomaviruses: shared and distinct pathways for pathogenesis.  Curr Opin Virol  2015 Oct;14:87-92. doi:10.1016/j.coviro.2015.09.001
  14. Langsfeld ES, Bodily JM, Laimins LA  The Deacetylase Sirtuin 1 Regulates Human Papillomavirus Replication by Modulating Histone Acetylation and Recruitment of DNA Damage Factors NBS1 and Rad51 to Viral Genomes.  PLoS Pathog  2015 Sep;11(9):e1005181. pii:e1005181
  15. Mehta K, Gunasekharan V, Satsuka A, Laimins LA  Human papillomaviruses activate and recruit SMC1 cohesin proteins for the differentiation-dependent life cycle through association with CTCF insulators.  PLoS Pathog  2015 Apr;11(4):e1004763. pii:e1004763
  16. Hong S, Dutta A, Laimins LA  The acetyltransferase Tip60 is a critical regulator of the differentiation-dependent amplification of human papillomaviruses.  J Virol  2015 Apr;89(8):4668-75. doi:10.1128/JVI.03455-14
  17. Pattabiraman C, Hong S, Gunasekharan VK, Pranatharthi A, Bajaj J, Srivastava S, Krishnamurthy H, Ammothumkandy A, Giri VG, Laimins LA  et al.  CD66+ cells in cervical precancers are partially differentiated progenitors with neoplastic traits.  Cancer Res  2014 Nov 15;74(22):6682-92. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-1032
  18. Mighty KK, Laimins LA  The role of human papillomaviruses in oncogenesis.  Recent Results Cancer Res  2014;193:135-48. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38965-8_8
  19. Hong S, Laimins LA  Regulation of the life cycle of HPVs by differentiation and the DNA damage response.  Future Microbiol  2013 Dec;8(12):1547-57. doi:10.2217/fmb.13.127
  20. Gunasekharan V, Laimins LA  Human papillomaviruses modulate microRNA 145 expression to directly control genome amplification.  J Virol  2013 May;87(10):6037-43. doi:10.1128/JVI.00153-13
  21. Hong S, Laimins LA  The JAK-STAT transcriptional regulator, STAT-5, activates the ATM DNA damage pathway to induce HPV 31 genome amplification upon epithelial differentiation.  PLoS Pathog  2013;9(4):e1003295. pii:e1003295
  22. Regan JA, Laimins LA  Viral transformation of epithelial cells.  Methods Mol Biol  2013;945:449-65. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-125-7_26