Exosomes & Microvesicles

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ISEV 2017 Conference follow-up: EV-TRACK

The 6th Annual International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2017 conference earlier this spring in Toronto, CA, offered exosome and extracellular vesicle (EV) researchers new information and exciting ideas to explore. Standouts for this year’s meeting included an introduction to EV-TRACK, a new interactive database for standardizing EV protocols and an introductory plenary talk by… Read article →


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MicroRNA sorting in exosomes and determination of cell fate

Liquid biopsy, that is, sampling and analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins found in blood or other body fluids, offers a potentially non-invasive and cost-effective way to gain insight into cancer and other disease detection and progression. Within blood, both healthy and diseased cells release small vesicles termed extracellular vesicles (EVs) that carry information from… Read article →


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Discover the secrets of exosomes – from Sample to Insight

Exosomes function as shuttles for transferring functional molecules such as proteins, liquids and nucleic acids between donor and recipient cells. These nano-sized (30–100 nm) tiny vesicles have recently attracted a tremendous amount of attention from the scientific community. Research on exosomes has expanded significantly, as is clearly shown by the number of publications for a search… Read article →


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Messengers at the junction of inflammation and cancer: exosomes

The more we learn about exosomes, the more we realize just how powerful they are in cancer. As agents of cell-to-cell communication, exosomes play important roles in tumorigenesis, cancer progression, and metastasis. One of the most interesting areas in which exosomes are exerting their influence is at the interface of cancer and another key process… Read article →


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Exosomes in cardiovascular diseases – good or bad?

Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that impact the physiology of cells, tissues and organs. Exosomes participate in cellular functions, including carrying and delivering cargo such as proteins, liquids, messenger RNA (mRNA) and non-coding RNA (ncRNA). Due to their ability to circulate freely in body fluids and provide a… Read article →