Thomas Aguiar Vallim

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
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    Title(s)Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry

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    University of Nottingham, EnglandMSci07/2002Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry
    University of Nottingham, EnglandPhD03/2008Nutritional Biochemistry
    University of California Los Angeles, USAPost-doc01/2013Lipid Metabolism
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    UCLA2013George Popják Scholar Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Atherosclerosis
    ATVB Council of the AHA2015Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award Winner
    Kern Lipid Conference 2016David L. Williams Award Winner
    American Heart Association 2017Paul Dudley White International Scholar
    ATVB Council of the AHA2017Outstanding Research Award

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    Bile acid-mediated control of lipid absorption and fatty liver disease
    NIH 1R01DK138340-01Dec 15, 2023 - Nov 30, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Targeting the gut-liver axis in cardiovascular disease
    NIH R01HL163908Dec 15, 2022 - Nov 30, 2026
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    ATP Binding Cassette Transporters in Health and Disease
    NIH R01DK128952Apr 9, 2021 - Jan 31, 2025
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Novel FXR-dependent Molecular Mechanisms in the Regulation of Liver Metabolism
    NIH R01DK118064Mar 15, 2019 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Novel Post-Transcriptional Regulators of Lipid Metabolism
    NIH R01DK112119Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transcriptional control of microRNAs in lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis
    NIH R01HL122677May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Alveolar macrophage lipid burden correlates with clinical improvement in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. J Lipid Res. 2024 Feb; 65(2):100496. Lee E, Williams KJ, McCarthy C, Bridges JP, Redente EF, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Barrington RA, Wang T, Tarling EJ. PMID: 38185217; PMCID: PMC10844116.
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    2. Endothelial Jagged1 levels and distribution are post-transcriptionally controlled by ZFP36 decay proteins. Cell Rep. 2024 01 23; 43(1):113627. Sunshine HL, Cicchetto AC, Kaczor-Urbanowicz KE, Ma F, Pi D, Symons C, Turner M, Shukla V, Christofk HR, Vallim TA, Iruela-Arispe ML. PMID: 38157296; PMCID: PMC10884959.
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    3. Single cell-resolved study of advanced murine MASH reveals a homeostatic pericyte signaling module. J Hepatol. 2024 Mar; 80(3):467-481. Bendixen SM, Jakobsgaard PR, Hansen D, Hejn KH, Terkelsen MK, Bjerre FA, Thulesen AP, Eriksen NG, Hallenborg P, Geng Y, Dam TV, Larsen FT, Wernberg CW, Vijayathurai J, Scott EAH, Marcher AB, Detlefsen S, Grøntved L, Dimke H, Berdeaux R, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Olinga P, Lauridsen MM, Krag A, Blagoev B, Ravnskjaer K. PMID: 37972658.
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    4. Acute activation of adipocyte lipolysis reveals dynamic lipid remodeling of the hepatic lipidome. J Lipid Res. 2024 Feb; 65(2):100434. Zhang S, Williams KJ, Verlande-Ferrero A, Chan AP, Su GB, Kershaw EE, Cox JE, Maschek JA, Shapira SN, Christofk HR, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Masri S, Villanueva CJ. PMID: 37640283; PMCID: PMC10839691.
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    5. ZFP36-mediated mRNA decay regulates metabolism. Cell Rep. 2023 05 30; 42(5):112411. Cicchetto AC, Jacobson EC, Sunshine H, Wilde BR, Krall AS, Jarrett KE, Sedgeman L, Turner M, Plath K, Iruela-Arispe ML, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Christofk HR. PMID: 37086408; PMCID: PMC10332406.
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    6. RNF130 Regulates LDLR Availability and Plasma LDL Cholesterol Levels. Circ Res. 2023 03 31; 132(7):849-863. Clifford BL, Jarrett KE, Cheng J, Cheng A, Seldin M, Morand P, Lee R, Chen M, Baldan A, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ. PMID: 36876496; PMCID: PMC10065965.
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    7. Hepatic nonvesicular cholesterol transport is critical for systemic lipid homeostasis. Nat Metab. 2023 01; 5(1):165-181. Xiao X, Kennelly JP, Ferrari A, Clifford BL, Whang E, Gao Y, Qian K, Sandhu J, Jarrett KE, Brearley-Sholto MC, Nguyen A, Nagari RT, Lee MS, Zhang S, Weston TA, Young SG, Bensinger SJ, Villanueva CJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tontonoz P. PMID: 36646756; PMCID: PMC9995220.
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    8. Expression of Synj2bp in mouse liver regulates the extent of wrappER-mitochondria contact to maintain hepatic lipid homeostasis. Biol Direct. 2022 12 01; 17(1):37. Ilacqua N, Anastasia I, Aloshyn D, Ghandehari-Alavijeh R, Peluso EA, Brearley-Sholto MC, Pellegrini LV, Raimondi A, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Pellegrini L. PMID: 36457006; PMCID: PMC9717519.
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    9. Intestinal Deletion of 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase Promotes Expansion of the Resident Stem Cell Compartment. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2022 04; 42(4):381-394. Doerfler AM, Han J, Jarrett KE, Tang L, Jain A, Saltzman A, De Giorgi M, Chuecos M, Hurley AE, Li A, Morand P, Ayala C, Goodlett DR, Malovannaya A, Martin JF, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Shroyer N, Lagor WR. PMID: 35172604; PMCID: PMC8957608.
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    10. In Vivo Gene Editing in Lipid and Atherosclerosis Research. Methods Mol Biol. 2022; 2419:673-713. De Giorgi M, Jarrett KE, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Lagor WR. PMID: 35237996.
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    11. A three-organelle complex made by wrappER contacts with peroxisomes and mitochondria responds to liver lipid flux changes. J Cell Sci. 2022 03 01; 135(5). Ilacqua N, Anastasia I, Raimondi A, Lemieux P, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Toth K, Koonin EV, Pellegrini L. PMID: 34672330; PMCID: PMC8627550.
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    12. FXR activation protects against NAFLD via bile-acid-dependent reductions in lipid absorption. Cell Metab. 2021 08 03; 33(8):1671-1684.e4. Clifford BL, Sedgeman LR, Williams KJ, Morand P, Cheng A, Jarrett KE, Chan AP, Brearley-Sholto MC, Wahlström A, Ashby JW, Barshop W, Wohlschlegel J, Calkin AC, Liu Y, Thorell A, Meikle PJ, Drew BG, Mack JJ, Marschall HU, Tarling EJ, Edwards PA, de Aguiar Vallim TQ. . PMID: 34270928; PMCID: PMC8353952.
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    13. mInd the gAP: Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Puts the Breaks on Atherosclerosis. Circ Res. 2021 05 28; 128(11):1660-1662. de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ. PMID: 34043422; PMCID: PMC8171811.
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    14. Loss of the long non-coding RNA OIP5-AS1 exacerbates heart failure in a sex-specific manner. iScience. 2021 Jun 25; 24(6):102537. Zhuang A, Calkin AC, Lau S, Kiriazis H, Donner DG, Liu Y, Bond ST, Moody SC, Gould EAM, Colgan TD, Carmona SR, Inouye M, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ, Quaife-Ryan GA, Hudson JE, Porrello ER, Gregorevic P, Gao XM, Du XJ, McMullen JR, Drew BG. PMID: 34142046; PMCID: PMC8184514.
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    15. Mitochondria-rough-ER contacts in the liver regulate systemic lipid homeostasis. Cell Rep. 2021 03 16; 34(11):108873. Anastasia I, Ilacqua N, Raimondi A, Lemieux P, Ghandehari-Alavijeh R, Faure G, Mekhedov SL, Williams KJ, Caicci F, Valle G, Giacomello M, Quiroga AD, Lehner R, Miksis MJ, Toth K, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Koonin EV, Scorrano L, Pellegrini L. PMID: 33730569.
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    16. Transcription Factor MAFF (MAF Basic Leucine Zipper Transcription Factor F) Regulates an Atherosclerosis Relevant Network Connecting Inflammation and Cholesterol Metabolism. Circulation. 2021 05 04; 143(18):1809-1823. von Scheidt M, Zhao Y, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Che N, Wierer M, Seldin MM, Franzén O, Kurt Z, Pang S, Bongiovanni D, Yamamoto M, Edwards PA, Ruusalepp A, Kovacic JC, Mann M, Björkegren JLM, Lusis AJ, Yang X, Schunkert H. PMID: 33626882; PMCID: PMC8124091.
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    17. Deletion of Trim28 in committed adipocytes promotes obesity but preserves glucose tolerance. Nat Commun. 2021 01 04; 12(1):74. Bond ST, King EJ, Henstridge DC, Tran A, Moody SC, Yang C, Liu Y, Mellett NA, Nath AP, Inouye M, Tarling EJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Meikle PJ, Calkin AC, Drew BG. PMID: 33397965; PMCID: PMC7782476.
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    18. MicroRNA-144 Silencing Protects Against Atherosclerosis in Male, but Not Female Mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 02; 40(2):412-425. Cheng J, Cheng A, Clifford BL, Wu X, Hedin U, Maegdefessel L, Pamir N, Sallam T, Tarling EJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ. . PMID: 31852219; PMCID: PMC7018399.
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    19. An integrative systems genetic analysis of mammalian lipid metabolism. Nature. 2019 03; 567(7747):187-193. Parker BL, Calkin AC, Seldin MM, Keating MF, Tarling EJ, Yang P, Moody SC, Liu Y, Zerenturk EJ, Needham EJ, Miller ML, Clifford BL, Morand P, Watt MJ, Meex RCR, Peng KY, Lee R, Jayawardana K, Pan C, Mellett NA, Weir JM, Lazarus R, Lusis AJ, Meikle PJ, James DE, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Drew BG. PMID: 30814737; PMCID: PMC6656374.
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    20. Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Regulates Glucose Metabolism through TXNIP Destabilization. Cell. 2018 09 20; 175(1):117-132.e21. Sullivan WJ, Mullen PJ, Schmid EW, Flores A, Momcilovic M, Sharpley MS, Jelinek D, Whiteley AE, Maxwell MB, Wilde BR, Banerjee U, Coller HA, Shackelford DB, Braas D, Ayer DE, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Lowry WE, Christofk HR. PMID: 30197082; PMCID: PMC6151140.
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    21. Diet1, bile acid diarrhea, and FGF15/19: mouse model and human genetic variants. J Lipid Res. 2018 03; 59(3):429-438. Lee JM, Ong JR, Vergnes L, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Nolan J, Cantor RM, Walters JRF, Reue K. PMID: 29295820; PMCID: PMC5832924.
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    22. NOTCH1 is a mechanosensor in adult arteries. Nat Commun. 2017 11 20; 8(1):1620. Mack JJ, Mosqueiro TS, Archer BJ, Jones WM, Sunshine H, Faas GC, Briot A, Aragón RL, Su T, Romay MC, McDonald AI, Kuo CH, Lizama CO, Lane TF, Zovein AC, Fang Y, Tarling EJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Navab M, Fogelman AM, Bouchard LS, Iruela-Arispe ML. PMID: 29158473; PMCID: PMC5696341.
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    23. Inhibition of cholesterol biosynthesis through RNF145-dependent ubiquitination of SCAP. Elife. 2017 10 25; 6. Zhang L, Rajbhandari P, Priest C, Sandhu J, Wu X, Temel R, Castrillo A, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Sallam T, Tontonoz P. PMID: 29068315; PMCID: PMC5656429.
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    24. RNA-binding protein ZFP36L1 maintains posttranscriptional regulation of bile acid metabolism. J Clin Invest. 2017 Oct 02; 127(10):3741-3754. Tarling EJ, Clifford BL, Cheng J, Morand P, Cheng A, Lester E, Sallam T, Turner M, de Aguiar Vallim TQ. . PMID: 28891815; PMCID: PMC5617661.
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    25. ER phospholipid composition modulates lipogenesis during feeding and in obesity. J Clin Invest. 2017 Oct 02; 127(10):3640-3651. Rong X, Wang B, Palladino EN, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Ford DA, Tontonoz P. PMID: 28846071; PMCID: PMC5617651.
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    26. ABCG1 regulates pulmonary surfactant metabolism in mice and men. J Lipid Res. 2017 05; 58(5):941-954. de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Lee E, Merriott DJ, Goulbourne CN, Cheng J, Cheng A, Gonen A, Allen RM, Palladino END, Ford DA, Wang T, Baldán Á, Tarling EJ. PMID: 28264879; PMCID: PMC5408613.
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    27. Translational and Therapeutic Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dyslipidemia. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 07; 36(7):e56-61. Zhang H, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Martel C, Early Career Committee. PMID: 27335468; PMCID: PMC4920133.
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    28. The Hybrid Mouse Diversity Panel: a resource for systems genetics analyses of metabolic and cardiovascular traits. J Lipid Res. 2016 06; 57(6):925-42. Lusis AJ, Seldin MM, Allayee H, Bennett BJ, Civelek M, Davis RC, Eskin E, Farber CR, Hui S, Mehrabian M, Norheim F, Pan C, Parks B, Rau CD, Smith DJ, Vallim T, Wang Y, Wang J. PMID: 27099397; PMCID: PMC4878195.
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    29. Skeletal muscle action of estrogen receptor α is critical for the maintenance of mitochondrial function and metabolic homeostasis in females. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Apr 13; 8(334):334ra54. Ribas V, Drew BG, Zhou Z, Phun J, Kalajian NY, Soleymani T, Daraei P, Widjaja K, Wanagat J, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Fluitt AH, Bensinger S, Le T, Radu C, Whitelegge JP, Beaven SW, Tontonoz P, Lusis AJ, Parks BW, Vergnes L, Reue K, Singh H, Bopassa JC, Toro L, Stefani E, Watt MJ, Schenk S, Akerstrom T, Kelly M, Pedersen BK, Hewitt SC, Korach KS, Hevener AL. PMID: 27075628; PMCID: PMC4934679.
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    30. miRNAs and High-Density Lipoprotein metabolism. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 12; 1861(12 Pt B):2053-2061. Baldán Á, de Aguiar Vallim TQ. . PMID: 26869447; PMCID: PMC4980286.
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    31. SREBP-2-deficient and hypomorphic mice reveal roles for SREBP-2 in embryonic development and SREBP-1c expression. J Lipid Res. 2016 Mar; 57(3):410-21. Vergnes L, Chin RG, de Aguiar Vallim T, Fong LG, Osborne TF, Young SG, Reue K. PMID: 26685326; PMCID: PMC4766990.
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    32. MAFG is a transcriptional repressor of bile acid synthesis and metabolism. Cell Metab. 2015 Feb 03; 21(2):298-311. de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ, Ahn H, Hagey LR, Romanoski CE, Lee RG, Graham MJ, Motohashi H, Yamamoto M, Edwards PA. PMID: 25651182; PMCID: PMC4317590.
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    33. The nuclear receptor FXR uncouples the actions of miR-33 from SREBP-2. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Apr; 35(4):787-95. Tarling EJ, Ahn H, de Aguiar Vallim TQ. . PMID: 25593129; PMCID: PMC4376635.
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    34. Flavin containing monooxygenase 3 exerts broad effects on glucose and lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis. J Lipid Res. 2015 Jan; 56(1):22-37. Shih DM, Wang Z, Lee R, Meng Y, Che N, Charugundla S, Qi H, Wu J, Pan C, Brown JM, Vallim T, Bennett BJ, Graham M, Hazen SL, Lusis AJ. PMID: 25378658; PMCID: PMC4274068.
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    35. Pleiotropic roles of bile acids in metabolism. Cell Metab. 2013 May 07; 17(5):657-69. de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ, Edwards PA. PMID: 23602448; PMCID: PMC3654004.
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    36. MicroRNA-144 regulates hepatic ATP binding cassette transporter A1 and plasma high-density lipoprotein after activation of the nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor. Circ Res. 2013 Jun 07; 112(12):1602-12. de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tarling EJ, Kim T, Civelek M, Baldán Á, Esau C, Edwards PA. PMID: 23519696; PMCID: PMC3995747.
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    37. Role of ABC transporters in lipid transport and human disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jul; 24(7):342-50. Tarling EJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Edwards PA. PMID: 23415156; PMCID: PMC3659191.
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    38. Trimethylamine-N-oxide, a metabolite associated with atherosclerosis, exhibits complex genetic and dietary regulation. Cell Metab. 2013 Jan 08; 17(1):49-60. Bennett BJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Wang Z, Shih DM, Meng Y, Gregory J, Allayee H, Lee R, Graham M, Crooke R, Edwards PA, Hazen SL, Lusis AJ. PMID: 23312283; PMCID: PMC3771112.
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    39. Activation of the farnesoid X receptor provides protection against acetaminophen-induced hepatic toxicity. Mol Endocrinol. 2010 Aug; 24(8):1626-36. Lee FY, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Chong HK, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Jones SA, Osborne TF, Edwards PA. PMID: 20573685; PMCID: PMC2940469.
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