Corey Westfall

Corey Westfall

Graduate Student- Biochemistry Program, USDA-NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2009-2014
• Keck Postdoctoral Fellow & Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Levin Lab, Washington University

Sherp AM, Westfall CS, Alvarez S, Jez JM (2018) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.15 acyl acid amido synthetase has a highly specific substrate preference for the auxin precursor indole-3-butyric acid.  J Biol Chem (in press)

Damodarn S, Westfall CS, Kisely BA, Jez JM, Subramanian S (2017) Nodule-enriched Gretchen Hagen 3 enzymes have distinct substrate specificities and are important for proper nodule development.  Int J Mol Sci 18, 2547

Westfall CS*, Sherp AM*, Zubieta C, Alvarez S, Schraft E, Marcellin R, Ramirez L, Jez JM (2016) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.5 acyl acid amido synthetase mediates metabolic crosstalk in auxin and salicylic acid homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113, 13917-22

Korasick DA, Chatterjee S, Tonelli M, Dashti H, Lee SG, Westfall CS, Fulton DB, Andreotti AH, Amarasinghe GK, Strader LC, Jez JM (2015) Defining a two-pronged structural model for PB1 domain interaction in plant auxin responses. J Biol Chem 290, 12868-78

Westfall CS, Xu A, Jez JM (2014) Structural evolution of differential amino acid effector regulation in plant chorismate mutases.  J Biol Chem 289, 28619-28

Meesters C, Monig T, Oeljeklaus J, Krahn D, Westfall CS, Hause B, Jez JM, Kaiser M, Kombrink E (2014) A chemical inhibitor of jasmonate signaling targets JAR1 in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Nature Chem Biol 10, 830-6

Korasick DA, Westfall CS, Lee SG, Nanao M, Dumas R, Hagen G, Guilfoyle TJ, Jez JM, Strader LC (2014) Molecular basis for auxin response factor protein interaction and the control of auxin response repression.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111, 5427-32

Herrmann J, Ravilious GE, McKinney SE, Westfall CS, Lee SG, Baraniecka P, Giovannetti M, Kopriva S, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2014) Structure and mechanism of soybean ATP sulfurylase - the committed step in plant sulfur assimilation.  J Biol Chem 289, 10919-29

Round A, Brown E, Kapp U, Marcellin R, Westfall CS, Pernot P, Jez JM, Zubieta C (2013) Determination of GH3.12 protein conformation through on-line HPLC integrated SAXS measurements combined with x-ray crystallography.  Acta Crystallogr D 69, 2072-80

Westfall CS*, Roy Choudhury S*, Hackenberg D*, Pandey S (2013) Measurement of GTP-binding and GTPase activity of heterotrimer G proteins.  Meth Mol Biol 1043, 13-20

Ravilious GE, Herrmann J, Lee SG, Westfall CS, Jez JM (2013) Kinetic mechanism of a dimeric ATP sulfurylase from plants.  Biosci Rep 33, e00053

Westfall CS, Muehler AM, Jez JM (2013) Enzyme action in the regulation of plant hormone responses. J Biol Chem 288, 19304-11

Ravilious GE, Westfall CS, Jez JM (2013) Redox-linked gating of nucleotide binding by the N-terminal domain of adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate kinase.  J Biol Chem 288, 6107-15

Li Y, Macdonald-Obermann J, Westfall CS, Piwnica-Worms D, Pike LJ (2012) Quantitation of the effect of ErbB2 on EGF receptor binding and dimerization.  J Biol Chem 287, 31116-25

Roy Choudhury S, Westfall CS, Pandey S (2012) RGS proteins add to the diversity of soybean heterotrimeric G-protein signaling.  Plant Signal Behav 7, 1114-7

Westfall CS*, Zubieta C*, Herrmann J, Kapp U, Nanao MH, Jez JM (2012) Structural basis for pre-receptor modulation of plant hormones by GH3 family proteins.  Science 336, 1708-11

Roy Choudhury S, Westfall CS, Laborde JP, Bisht NC, Jez JM, Pandey S (2012) Two chimeric regulator of G-protein signaling (RGS) proteins differentially modulate soybean heterotrimeric G-protein cycle.  J Biol Chem 287, 17870-81

Westfall CS, Herrmann J, Chen Q, Wang S, Jez JM (2010) Modulating plant hormone levels by enzyme action:  the GH3 family of acyl acid amido synthetases.  Plant Signal Behav 5, 1597-602

Chen Q, Westfall CS, Hicks LM, Wang S, Jez JM (2010) Kinetic basis for the conjugation of auxin by a GH3 family indole acetic acid-amido synthetase.  J Biol Chem 285, 29780-6