Albert J. Courey

Albert J Courey

Recalled Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Los Angeles

1 (310) 825-2530


  1. Casey JR, Supriya K, Shaked S, Caram JR, Russell A, Courey AJ. Participation in a High-Structure General Chemistry Course Increases Student Sense of Belonging and Persistence to Organic Chemistry.. Journal of chemical education, 2023.
  2. Yau TY, Sander W, Eidson C, Courey AJ. SUMO Interacting Motifs: Structure and Function.. Cells, 2021.
  3. Yau TY, Molina O, Courey AJ. SUMOylation in development and neurodegeneration.. Development (Cambridge, England), 2020.
  4. Chambers M, Turki-Judeh W, Kim MW, Chen K, Gallaher SD, Courey AJ. Mechanisms of Groucho-mediated repression revealed by genome-wide analysis of Groucho binding and activity.. BMC genomics, 2017.
  5. Cao J, Courey AJ. SUMO in Drosophila Development.. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 2017.
  6. Kwong PN, Chambers M, Vashisht AA, Turki-Judeh W, Yau TY, Wohlschlegel JA, Courey AJ. The central region of the Drosophila co-repressor Groucho as a regulatory hub.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2016.
  7. Kwong PN, Chambers M, Vashisht AA, Turki-Judeh W, Yau TY, Wohlschlegel JA, Courey AJ. The Central Region of the Drosophila Co-repressor Groucho as a Regulatory Hub.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2015.
  8. Kuo D, Nie M, Courey AJ. SUMO as a solubility tag and in vivo cleavage of SUMO fusion proteins with Ulp1.. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 2014.
  9. Smith M, Turki-Judeh W, Courey AJ. SUMOylation in Drosophila Development.. Biomolecules, 2012.
  10. Turki-Judeh W, Courey AJ. The unconserved groucho central region is essential for viability and modulates target gene specificity.. PloS one, 2012.
  11. Turki-Judeh W, Courey AJ. Groucho: a corepressor with instructive roles in development.. Current topics in developmental biology, 2012.
  12. Smith M, Mallin DR, Simon JA, Courey AJ. Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) conjugation impedes transcriptional silencing by the polycomb group repressor Sex Comb on Midleg.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2011.
  13. Ajuria L, Nieva C, Winkler C, Kuo D, Samper N, Andreu MJ, Helman A, González-Crespo S, Paroush Z, Courey AJ, Jiménez G. Capicua DNA-binding sites are general response elements for RTK signaling in Drosophila.. Development (Cambridge, England), 2011.
  14. Kuo D, Nie M, De Hoff P, Chambers M, Phillips M, Hirsch AM, Courey AJ. A SUMO-Groucho Q domain fusion protein: characterization and in vivo Ulp1-mediated cleavage.. Protein expression and purification, 2010.
  15. Winkler CJ, Ponce A, Courey AJ. Groucho-mediated repression may result from a histone deacetylase-dependent increase in nucleosome density.. PloS one, 2010.
  16. Nie M, Xie Y, Loo JA, Courey AJ. Genetic and proteomic evidence for roles of Drosophila SUMO in cell cycle control, Ras signaling, and early pattern formation.. PloS one, 2009.
  17. Duong HA, Nagaraj R, Wang CW, Ratnaparkhi G, Sun YH, Courey AJ. Non-cell-autonomous inhibition of photoreceptor development by Dip3.. Developmental biology, 2008.
  18. Ratnaparkhi GS, Duong HA, Courey AJ. Dorsal interacting protein 3 potentiates activation by Drosophila Rel homology domain proteins.. Developmental and comparative immunology, 2008.
  19. Duong HA, Wang CW, Sun YH, Courey AJ. Transformation of eye to antenna by misexpression of a single gene.. Mechanisms of development, 2007.
  20. Ratnaparkhi GS, Jia S, Courey AJ. Uncoupling dorsal-mediated activation from dorsal-mediated repression in the Drosophila embryo.. Development (Cambridge, England), 2006.
  21. Brocklehurst K, Courey AJ, Gul S, Lin SH, Moritz RL. DNA affinity chromatography.. CSH protocols, 2006.
  22. Brocklehurst K, Courey AJ, Gul S, Lin SH, Moritz RL. Directed Orientation of Antibodies during Preparation of Antibody Affinity Resin.. CSH protocols, 2006.
  23. Brocklehurst K, Courey AJ, Gul S, Lin SH, Moritz RL. Lectin-agarose affinity chromatography.. CSH protocols, 2006.
  24. Brocklehurst K, Courey AJ, Gul S, Lin SH, Moritz RL. Preparation of DNA affinity resin.. CSH protocols, 2006.
  25. Brocklehurst K, Courey AJ, Gul S, Lin SH, Moritz RL. Protein ligand affinity chromatography.. CSH protocols, 2006.
  26. Qiao F, Harada B, Song H, Whitelegge J, Courey AJ, Bowie JU. Mae inhibits Pointed-P2 transcriptional activity by blocking its MAPK docking site.. The EMBO journal, 2005.
  27. Takanaka Y, Courey AJ. SUMO enhances vestigial function during wing morphogenesis.. Mechanisms of development, 2005.
  28. Song H, Nie M, Qiao F, Bowie JU, Courey AJ. Antagonistic regulation of Yan nuclear export by Mae and Crm1 may increase the stringency of the Ras response.. Genes & development, 2005.
  29. Hasson P, Egoz N, Winkler C, Volohonsky G, Jia S, Dinur T, Volk T, Courey AJ, Paroush Z. EGFR signaling attenuates Groucho-dependent repression to antagonize Notch transcriptional output.. Nature genetics, 2004.
  30. Smith M, Bhaskar V, Fernandez J, Courey AJ. Drosophila Ulp1, a nuclear pore-associated SUMO protease, prevents accumulation of cytoplasmic SUMO conjugates.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2004.
  31. Qiao F, Song H, Kim CA, Sawaya MR, Hunter JB, Gingery M, Rebay I, Courey AJ, Bowie JU. Derepression by depolymerization; structural insights into the regulation of Yan by Mae.. Cell, 2004.
  32. Song H, Hasson P, Paroush Z, Courey AJ. Groucho oligomerization is required for repression in vivo.. Molecular and cellular biology, 2004.
  33. Jia S, Flores-Saaib RD, Courey AJ. The Dorsal Rel homology domain plays an active role in transcriptional regulation.. Molecular and cellular biology, 2002.
  34. Bhaskar V, Smith M, Courey AJ. Conjugation of Smt3 to dorsal may potentiate the Drosophila immune response.. Molecular and cellular biology, 2002.
  35. Flores-Saaib RD, Jia S, Courey AJ. Activation and repression by the C-terminal domain of Dorsal.. Development (Cambridge, England), 2001.
  36. Courey AJ. Cooperativity in transcriptional control.. Current biology : CB, 2001.
  37. Flores-Saaib RD, Courey AJ. Analysis of Groucho-histone interactions suggests mechanistic similarities between Groucho- and Tup1-mediated repression.. Nucleic acids research, 2000.
  38. Chen G, Courey AJ. Groucho/TLE family proteins and transcriptional repression.. Gene, 2000.
  39. Bhaskar V, Valentine SA, Courey AJ. A functional interaction between dorsal and components of the Smt3 conjugation machinery.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2000.
  40. Flores-Saaib RD, Courey AJ. Regulation of dorso/ventral patterning in the Drosophila embryo by multiple dorsal-interacting proteins.. Cell biochemistry and biophysics, 2000.
  41. Chen G, Fernandez J, Mische S, Courey AJ. A functional interaction between the histone deacetylase Rpd3 and the corepressor groucho in Drosophila development.. Genes & development, 1999.
  42. Chen G, Courey AJ. Baculovirus-transfer vector for eukaryotic expression and immunoaffinity purification of Gal4-fusion proteins.. BioTechniques, 1999.
  43. Courey AJ. Analysis of altered DNA structures: cruciform DNA.. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1999.
  44. Chen G, Nguyen PH, Courey AJ. A role for Groucho tetramerization in transcriptional repression.. Molecular and cellular biology, 1998.
  45. Valentine SA, Chen G, Shandala T, Fernandez J, Mische S, Saint R, Courey AJ. Dorsal-mediated repression requires the formation of a multiprotein repression complex at the ventral silencer.. Molecular and cellular biology, 1998.
  46. Dubnicoff T, Valentine SA, Chen G, Shi T, Lengyel JA, Paroush Z, Courey AJ. Conversion of dorsal from an activator to a repressor by the global corepressor Groucho.. Genes & development, 1997.
  47. Rudolph KM, Liaw GJ, Daniel A, Green P, Courey AJ, Hartenstein V, Lengyel JA. Complex regulatory region mediating tailless expression in early embryonic patterning and brain development.. Development (Cambridge, England), 1997.
  48. Shirokawa JM, Courey AJ. A direct contact between the dorsal rel homology domain and Twist may mediate transcriptional synergy.. Molecular and cellular biology, 1997.
  49. Huang JD, Dubnicoff T, Liaw GJ, Bai Y, Valentine SA, Shirokawa JM, Lengyel JA, Courey AJ. Binding sites for transcription factor NTF-1/Elf-1 contribute to the ventral repression of decapentaplegic.. Genes & development, 1995.
  50. Liaw GJ, Rudolph KM, Huang JD, Dubnicoff T, Courey AJ, Lengyel JA. The torso response element binds GAGA and NTF-1/Elf-1, and regulates tailless by relief of repression.. Genes & development, 1995.
  51. Schwyter DH, Huang JD, Dubnicoff T, Courey AJ. The decapentaplegic core promoter region plays an integral role in the spatial control of transcription.. Molecular and cellular biology, 1995.
  52. Courey AJ, Huang JD. The establishment and interpretation of transcription factor gradients in the Drosophila embryo.. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1995.
  53. Pan D, Valentine SA, Courey AJ. The bipartite D. melanogaster twist promoter is reorganized in D. virilis.. Mechanisms of development, 1994.
  54. Huang JD, Schwyter DH, Shirokawa JM, Courey AJ. The interplay between multiple enhancer and silencer elements defines the pattern of decapentaplegic expression.. Genes & development, 1993.
  55. Liaw GJ, Steingrimsson E, Pignoni F, Courey AJ, Lengyel JA. Characterization of downstream elements in a Raf-1 pathway.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1993.
  56. Pan D, Courey AJ. The same dorsal binding site mediates both activation and repression in a context-dependent manner.. The EMBO journal, 1992.
  57. Pan DJ, Huang JD, Courey AJ. Functional analysis of the Drosophila twist promoter reveals a dorsal-binding ventral activator region.. Genes & development, 1991.
  58. Mastrangelo IA, Courey AJ, Wall JS, Jackson SP, Hough PV. DNA looping and Sp1 multimer links: a mechanism for transcriptional synergism and enhancement.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1991.
  59. Courey AJ, Holtzman DA, Jackson SP, Tjian R. Synergistic activation by the glutamine-rich domains of human transcription factor Sp1.. Cell, 1989.
  60. Kadonaga JT, Courey AJ, Ladika J, Tjian R. Distinct regions of Sp1 modulate DNA binding and transcriptional activation.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 1988.
  61. Courey AJ, Tjian R. Analysis of Sp1 in vivo reveals multiple transcriptional domains, including a novel glutamine-rich activation motif.. Cell, 1988.
  62. Courey AJ, Plon SE, Wang JC. The use of psoralen-modified DNA to probe the mechanism of enhancer action.. Cell, 1986.
  63. Courey AJ, Wang JC. Cruciform formation in a negatively supercoiled DNA may be kinetically forbidden under physiological conditions.. Cell, 1983.