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Person Details: Dr. Ronald M. Evans

Superfund Research Program

Dr. Ronald M. Evans

Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, California 92037-5800
Phone: 858-453-4100 x1302
Fax: 858-455-1349
Email: evans@salk.edu

Projects

Patents

Publications

2020

  • Quinn RA, Melnik A, Vrbanac AF, Fu T, Patras K, Christy M, Bodai Z, Belda-Ferre P, Tripathi A, Chung L, Downes M, Welch R, Quinn M, Humphrey G, Panitchpakdi M, Weldon K, Aksenov AA, da Silva R, Avila-Pacheco J, Clish C, Bae S, Mallick H, Franzosa E, Lloyd-Price J, Bussell R, Thron T, Nelson AT, Wang M, Leszczynski E, Vargas F, Gauglitz J, Meehan M, Gentry E, Arthur T, Komor A, Poulsen O, Boland BS, Chang JT, Sandborn W, Lim M, Garg N, Lumeng J, Xavier R, Kazmierczak B, Jain R, Egan M, Rhee K, Ferguson D, Raffatellu M, Vlamakis H, Haddad G, Siegel D, Huttenhower C, Mazmanian S, Evans RM, Nizet V, Knight R, Dorrestein PC. 2020. Global chemical effects of the microbiome include new bile-acid conjugations. Nature doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2047-9
  • Sun X, Seidman J, Zhao P, Troutman T, Spann N, Que X, Zhou F, Liao Z, Pasillas M, Yang X, Magida J, Kisseleva T, Brenner DA, Downes M, Evans RM, Saltiel AR, Tsimikas S, Glass CK, Witztum JL. 2020. Neutralization of oxidized phospholipids ameliorates non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Cell Metab 31(1):189-206. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2019.10.014 PMID:31761566 PMCID:PMC7028360

2019

  • Cai D, Wang J, Gao B, Li J, Wu F, Zou JX, Xu J, Jiang Y, Zou H, Huang Z, Borowsky AD, Bold RJ, Lara PN, Li JJ, Chen X, Lam KS, To K, Kung H, Fiehn O, Zhao R, Evans RM, Chen H. 2019. RORgamma is a targetable master regulator of cholesterol biosynthesis in a cancer subtype. Nat Commun 10(1):4621. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12529-3 PMID:31604910 PMCID:PMC6789042
  • Caussy C, Tripathi A, Humphrey G, Bassirian S, Singh S, Faulkner C, Bettencourt R, Rizo E, Richards L, Xu Z, Downes M, Evans RM, Brenner DA, Sirlin CB, Knight R, Loomba R. 2019. A gut microbiome signature for cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nat Commun 10:1406. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09455-9 PMID:30926798 PMCID:PMC6440960
  • Chang C, Loo C, Zhao X, Solt LA, Liang Y, Bapat SP, Cho H, Kamenecka TM, Leblanc M, Atkins AR, Yu RT, Downes M, Burris TP, Evans RM, Zheng Y. 2019. The nuclear receptor REV-ERB alpha modulates Th17 cell-mediated autoimmune disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116:18528-18536. doi:10.1073/pnas.1907563116 PMID:31455731 PMCID:PMC6744854
  • Fu T, Coulter S, Yoshihara E, Oh TG, Fang S, Cayabyab F, Zhu Q, Zhang T, Leblanc M, Liu S, He M, Waizenegger W, Gasser E, Schnabl B, Atkins AR, Yu RT, Knight R, Liddle C, Downes M, Evans RM. 2019. FXR regulates intestinal cancer stem cell proliferation. Cell 176:1098-1112. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2019.01.036 PMID:30794774 PMCID:PMC6701863
  • Wang L, Mazagova M, Pan C, Yang S, Brandl KL, Liu J, Reilly SM, Wang Y, Miao Z, Loomba R, Lu N, Guo Q, Liu J, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM, Brenner DA, Saltiel AR, Beutler B, Schnabl B. 2019. YIPF6 controls sorting of FGF21 into COPII vesicles and promotes obesity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116(30):15184-15193. doi:10.1073/pnas.1904360116 PMID:31289229 PMCID:PMC6660779

2018

  • Ahmadian M, Liu S, O'Reilly S, Hah N, Fan W, Yoshihara E, Jha P, De Magalhaes Filho CD, Jacinto S, Gomez AV, Dai Y, Yu RT, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Auwerx J, Saltiel AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2018. ERR gamma preserves brown fat innate thermogenic activity. Cell Rep 22(11):2849-2859. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.02.061 PMID:29539415 PMCID:PMC5884669
  • Fan W, He N, Lin CS, Wei Z, Hah N, Waizenegger W, He M, Liddle C, Yu RT, Atkins AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2018. ERRgamma promotes angiogenesis, mitochondrial biogenesis, and oxidative remodeling in PGC1alpha/beta-deficient muscle. Cell Rep 22:2521-2529. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.02.047 PMID:29514081 PMCID:PMC5860878
  • Hartmann P, Hochrath K, Horvath A, Chen P, Seebauer CT, Llorente C, Wang L, Alnouti Y, Fouts DE, Starkel P, Loomba R, Coulter S, Liddle C, Yu RT, Ling L, Rossi SJ, DePaoli AM, Downes M, Evans RM, Brenner DA, Schnabl B. 2018. Modulation of the intestinal bile acid-FXR-FGF15 axis improves alcoholic liver disease in mice. Hepatology doi:10.1002/hep.29676 PMID:29159825 PMCID:PMC5962369
  • Wei Z, Yoshihara E, He N, Hah N, Fan W, Pinto AF, Huddy T, Wang Y, Ross B, Estepa G, Dai Y, Ding N, Sherman MH, Fang S, Zhao X, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM. 2018. Vitamin D Switches BAF Complexes to Protect Beta Cells. Cell 173:1135-1149. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.013 PMID:29754817 PMCID:PMC5987229

2017

  • Cao Q, Zhao X, Bai J, Gery S, Sun H, Lin D, Chen Q, Chen Z, Mack L, Yang H, Deng R, Shi X, Chong L, Cho H, Xie J, Li Q, Muschen M, Atkins AR, Liddle C, Yu RT, Alkan S, Said JW, Zheng Y, Downes M, Evans RM, Koeffler HP. 2017. Circadian clock cryptochrome proteins regulate autoimmunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(47):12548-12553. doi:10.1073/pnas.1619119114 PMID:29109286 PMCID:PMC5703267
  • Chen S, Lu W, Yueh MF, Rettenmeier E, Liu M, Auwerx J, Yu RT, Evans RM, Wang K, Karin M, Tukey RH. 2017. Intestinal NCoR1, a regulator of epithelial cell maturation, controls neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(8):E1432-E1440. doi:10.1073/pnas.1700232114 PMID:28167773 PMCID:PMC5338369
  • Chung HK, Ryu D, Kim KS, Chang JY, Kim YK, Yi H, Kang SG, Lee SE, Kim SJ, Kweon GR, Kim H, Lee C, Lee S, Wall CE, Downes M, Evans RM, Choi MJ, Jung S, Ryu MJ, Hwang JH, Auwerx J, Shong M. 2017. Growth differentiation factor 15 is a myomitokine governing systemic energy homeostasis. J Cell Biol 216(1):149-165. doi:10.1083/jcb.201607110 PMID:27986797 PMCID:PMC5223607
  • De Magalhaes Filho CD, Downes M, Evans RM. 2017. Farnesoid X receptor an emerging target to combat obesity. Dig Dis 35(3):185-190. doi:10.1159/000450909 PMID:28249279
  • Dickey AS, Sanchez DN, Arreola M, Sampat KR, Fan W, Arbez N, Akimov S, Van Kanegan MJ, Ohnishi K, Gilmore-Hall SK, Flores AL, Nguyen JM, Lomas N, Hsu CL, Lo DC, Ross CA, Masliah E, Evans RM, La Spada AR. 2017. PPAR delta activation by bexarotene promotes neuroprotection by restoring bioenergetic and quality control homeostasis. Sci Transl Med 9(419):eaal2332. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aal2332 PMID:29212711 PMCID:PMC5748332
  • Doktorova M, Zwarts I, van Zutphen T, van Dijk TH, Bloks VW, Harkema L, de Bruin A, Downes M, Evans RM, Verkade HJ, Jonker JW. 2017. Intestinal PPARdelta protects against diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Sci Rep 7:846. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00889-z PMID:28404991
  • Fan W, Evans RM. 2017. Exercise mimetics: impact on health and performance. Cell Metab 25(2):242-247. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.10.022 PMID:27889389
  • Fan W, Waizenegger W, Lin CS, Sorrentino V, He M, Wall CE, Li H, Liddle C, Yu RT, Atkins AR, Auwerx J, Downes M, Evans RM. 2017. PPARdelta promotes running endurance by preserving glucose. Cell Metab 25:1186-1193.e4. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2017.04.006 PMID:28467934 PMCID:PMC549297
  • Gasser E, Moutos CP, Downes M, Evans RM. 2017. FGF1-a new weapon to control type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nat Rev Endocrinol 13(10):599-609. doi:10.1038/nrendo.2017.78 PMID:28664920 PMCID:PMC5839646
  • He N, Fan W, Henriquez B, Yu RT, Atkins AR, Liddle C, Zheng Y, Downes M, Evans RM. 2017. Metabolic control of regulatory T cell (Treg) survival and function by Lkb1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(47):12542-12547. doi:10.1073/pnas.1715363114 PMID:29109251 PMCID:PMC5703326
  • Shalapour S, Lin X, Bastian IN, Brain J, Burt AD, Aksenov AA, Vrbanac AF, Li W, Perkins A, Matsutani T, Zhong Z, Dhar D, Navas-Molina JA, Xu J, Loomba R, Downes M, Yu RT, Evans RM, Dorrestein PC, Knight R, Benner CW, Anstee QM, Karin M. 2017. Inflammation-induced IgA+ cells dismantle anti-liver cancer immunity. Nature 551(7680):340-345. doi:10.1038/nature24302 PMID:29144460 PMCID:PMC5884449
  • Sherman MH, Yu RT, Tseng TW, Sousa CM, Liu S, Truitt ML, He N, Ding N, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Leblanc M, Collisson EA, Asara JM, Kimmelman AC, Downes M, Evans RM. 2017. Stromal cues regulate the pancreatic cancer epigenome and metabolome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(5):1129-1134. doi:10.1073/pnas.1620164114 PMID:28096419 PMCID:PMC5293019
  • Wang J, He N, Zhang N, Quan D, Zhang S, Zhang C, Yu RT, Atkins AR, Zhu R, Yang C, Cui Y, Liddle C, Downes M, Xiao H, Zheng Y, Auwerx J, Evans RM, Leng Q. 2017. NCoR1 restrains thymic negative selection by repressing Bim expression to spare thymocytes undergoing positive selection. Nat Commun 8(1):959. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00931-8 PMID:29038463 PMCID:PMC5643384
  • Wu C, Baiga TJ, Downes M, La Clair JJ, Atkins AR, Richard SB, Fan W, Stockley-Noel TA, Bowman ME, Noel JP, Evans RM. 2017. Structural basis for specific ligation of the peroxisome proliferater-activated receptor delta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114:13:E2563-2570. doi:10.1073/pnas.1621513114 PMID:28320959 PMCID:PMC5380080

2016

  • Booth DR, Ding N, Parnell GP, Shahijanian F, Coulter S, Schibeci D, Atkins AR, Stewart GJ, Evans RM, Downes M, Liddle C. 2016. Cistromic and genetic evidence that the vitamin D receptor mediates susceptibility to latitude-dependent autoimmune diseases. Genes Immun 17(4):213-219. doi:10.1038/gene.2016.12 PMID:26986782 PMCID:PMC4895389
  • Liu W, Struik D, Nies VJ, Jurdzinski A, Harkema L, de Bruin A, Verkade HJ, Downes M, Evans RM, van Zutephen T, Jonker JW. 2016. Effective treatment of steatosis and steatohepatitis by fibroblast growth factor 1 in mouse models of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113(8):2288-2293. doi:10.1073/pnas.1525093113 PMID:26858440 PMCID:PMC4776526
  • Wall CE, Yu RT, Atkins AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2016. Nuclear receptors and AMPK: can exercise mimetics cure diabetes?. J Mol Endocrinol 57(1):R49-R58. doi:10.1530/JME-16-0073 PMID:27106806 PMCID:PMC4929025
  • Yoshihara E, Wei Z, Lin CS, Fang S, Ahmadian M, Kida Y, Tseng TW, Dai Y, Yu RT, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2016. ERRγ is required for the metabolic maturation of therapeutically functional glucose-responsive β cells. Cell Metab 23(4):622-634. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.03.005 PMID:27076077 PMCID:PMC4832237

2015

  • Arensman MD, Nguyen P, Kershaw KM, Lay AR, Ostertag-Hill CA, Sherman MH, Downes M, Liddle C, Evans RM, Dawson DW. 2015. Calcipotriol targets LRP6 to inhibit Wnt signaling in pancreatic cancer. Mol Cancer Res 13(11):1509-1519. doi:10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-15-0204 PMID:26224368 PMCID:PMC4644680
  • Bapat SP, Suh J, Fang S, Liu S, Zhang Y, Cheng A, Zhou C, Liang Y, Leblanc M, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM, Zheng Y. 2015. Depletion of fat-resident Treg cells prevents age-associated insulin resistance. Nature 528(7580):137-141. doi:10.1038/nature16151 PMID:26580014 PMCID:PMC4670283
  • Ding N, Hah N, Yu RT, Sherman MH, Benner CW, Leblanc M, He M, Liddle C, Downes M, Evans RM. 2015. BRD4 is a novel therapeutic target for liver fibrosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(51):15713-15718. doi:10.1073/pnas.1522163112 PMID:26644586 PMCID:PMC4697417
  • Fan W, Evans RM. 2015. PPARs and ERRs: molecular mediators of mitochondrial metabolism. Curr Opin Cell Biol 33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ceb.2014.11.002 PMID:25486445 PMCID:PMC4380823
  • Fang S, Suh J, Reilly SM, Yu E, Osborn O, Lackey D, Yoshihara E, Perino A, Jacinto S, Lukasheva Y, Atkins AR, Khvat A, Schnabl B, Yu RT, Brenner DA, Coulter S, Liddle C, Schoonjans K, Olefsky J, Saltiel AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2015. Intestinal FXR agonism promotes adipose tissue browning and reduces obesity and insulin resistance. Nat Med 21(2):159-165. doi:10.1038/nm.3760 PMID:25559344 PMCID:PMC4320010
  • Hah N, Benner CW, Chong L, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM. 2015. Inflammation-sensitive super enhancers form domains of coordinately regulated enhancer RNAs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(3):E297-E302. doi:10.1073/pnas.1424028112 PMID:25564661 PMCID:PMC4311831
  • Ranjit S, Dvornikov A, Hong S, Levi M, Evans RM, Gratton E, Stakic M. 2015. Imaging fibrosis and separating collagens using second harmonic generation and phasor approach to fluorescence lifetime imaging. Sci Rep 5:13378. doi:10.1038/srep13378 PMID:26293987 PMCID:PMC4543938
  • Suh J, Jonker JW, Ahmadian M, Goetz R, Lackey D, Osborn O, Huang Z, Liu W, Yoshihara E, van Dijk TH, Havinga R, Fan W, Yin Y, Yu RT, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Olefsky J, Mohammadi M, Downes M, Evans RM. 2015. Corrigendum: Endocrinization of FGF1 produces a neomorphic and potent insulin sensitizer. Nature 520(7547):388. doi:10.1038/nature14304 PMID:25739500 PMCID:PMC4184286

2014

2013

  • Ahmadian M, Suh J, Hah N, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Downes M, Evans RM. 2013. PPAR gamma signaling and metabolism: the good, the bad and the future. Nat Med 19:557-566. doi:10.1038/nm.3159 PMID:23652116 PMCID:PMC3870016
  • Ding N, Yu RT, Subramaniam N, Sherman MH, Wilson C, Rao R, Leblanc M, Coulter S, He M, Scott C, Lau SL, Atkins AR, Barish GD, Gunton JE, Liddle C, Downes M, Evans RM. 2013. A vitamin D receptor / SMAD genomic circuit gates hepatic fibrotic response. Cell 153(3):601-613. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.03.028 PMID:23622244 PMCID:PMC3673534
  • Du L, Bergsneider M, Mirsadraei L, Young SH, Jonker JW, Downes M, Yong WH, Evans RM, Heaney AP. 2013. Evidence for orphan nuclear receptor TR4 in the etiology of Cushing disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8555-8560. doi:10.1073/pnas.1306182110 PMID:23653479 PMCID:PMC3666748
  • Fan W, Atkins AR, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM. 2013. Road to exercise mimetics: targeting nuclear receptors in skeletal muscle. J Mol Endocrinol 51(3):T87-T100. doi:10.1530/JME-13-0258 PMID:24280961 PMCID:PMC3936671
  • Kittayaruksakul S, Zhao W, Xu M, Ren S, Lu J, Wang J, Downes M, Evans RM, Venkataramanan R, Chatsudthipong V, Xie W. 2013. Identification of three novel natural product compounds that activate PXR and CAR and inhibit inflammation. Pharm Res 30(9):2199-2208. doi:10.1007/s11095-013-1101-9 PMID:23896737 PMCID:PMC3771640
  • Uhlenhaut N, Barish GD, Yu RT, Downes M, Karunasiri M, Liddle C, Schwalie P, Hubner N, Evans RM. 2013. Insights into negative regulation by the glucocorticoid receptor from genome-wide profiling of inflammatory cistromes. Mol Cell 49(1):158-171. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2012.10.013 PMID:23159735 PMCID:PMC3640846

2012

2011

2007

2006

  • Stedman C, Liddle C, Coulter S, Sonoda J, Alvarez JG, Evans RM, Downes M. 2006. Benefit of farnesoid X receptor inhibition in obstructive cholestasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(30):11323-11328. PMID:16844773

2001

  • Xie W, Radominska-Pandya A, Shi Y, Simon CM, Nelson MC, Ong ES, Waxman DJ, Evans RM. 2001. An essential role for nuclear receptors SXR/PXR in detoxification of cholestatic bile acids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98(6):3375-3380. PMID:11248086
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