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Marie-Louise Ricketts

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Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 142
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557


Office: (775) 784-6442
Fax: 784-6449

Email: mricketts@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 105


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B.S., Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 1991
Ph.D., Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, England, UK, 1998



My research program is in the area of molecular nutrition and endocrinology. My work focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying metabolic effects of bioactive dietary constituents/natural products, with an emphasis on the role played by nuclear hormone receptors (NHRs).



Caiozzi, G., Wong, B., Ricketts, M.-L. 2012, Dietary modification of metabolic pathways via nuclear hormone receptors, Cell Biochemistry and Function 30:7, p531–551  
J.M.Del Bas*, M.L.Ricketts*, M.Vaqué, E.Sala, H.Quesada, A.Ardevol, A.M.J.Salvadó, M.Blay, L.Arola, D.D.Moore, G. Pujadas, J. Fernandez-Larrea, C.Bladé 2009, Dietary procyanidins enhance transcriptional activity of bile acid-activated FXR in vitro and reduce triglyceridemia in vivo in a FXR-dependent manner., Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 2009 53(7):805-14  
J.M.Del Bas, M.L.Ricketts, I.Baiges, H.Quesada, A.Ardevol, M.J.Salvadó, G.Pujadas, M.Blay, L.Arola, C.Bladé, D.D.Moore, J. Fernandez-Larrea 2008, Dietary procyanidins lower triglyceride levels signalling through the nuclear receptor Small heterodimer partner., Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 52(10):1172-81.  
M.L.Ricketts*, M.V.Boekschoten, A.J.Kreeft, G.J.Hooiveld, C.J.Moen, M.Muller, R.R.Frants, S.Kasanmoentalib, S.M.Post, H.M.Princen, J.G.Porter, M.B.Katan, M.H.Hofker & D.D.Moore, 2007, The cholesterol-raising factor from coffee beans, cafestol, as an agonist ligand for the farnesoid and pregnane x receptors., Molecular Endocrinology. 21 (7): 1603-1616 (Epub: April 24th 2007)