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Marie-Louise Ricketts

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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EDUCATION

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

 

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

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).

 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

 

Journals
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)