Exosomes & Microvesicles

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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 →


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Phenol-based and non-phenol-based methods for extracting exosomal RNA

Studies in recent years have established that RNA contents in exosomes can serve as biomarkers for certain cancers (1). As exosomal RNA becomes more critical to research, successful isolation of these nanovesicles has become equally fundamental. Exosomes are small (40–100 nm) nanovesicles containing RNA that can move between cells. Found in several biological fluids, including blood plasma… Read article →