Exosomes are extracellular vesicles (EVs) of endosomal origin that range in size between 30 and 150 nanometers. Exosomes are secreted by a wide range of cells, since virtually all living cells utilize exosome-mediated communication. Exosomes carry cell-specific cargos of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids that are selectively taken up by recipient cells. [Read more…]
Exosomes are small vesicles ranging from 30-100nm in size that are found in nearly all eukaryotic fluids and facilitate a range of important cellular functions. They transfer DNA, RNA, and proteins to other cells, thereby altering the function of the targeted cells. In recent years, exosomes have gained attention as a strategy for accessing the therapeutic effects of cells without the risks and difficulties of administering the cells to patients.
With at least 26,180 scientific articles published about exosomes and 295 clinical trials underway, these small vesicles have intriguing potential to be used within a range of therapeutic applications. The term “exosomes” has become an increasingly common Search Term on Google over the past 10 years, as shown in the graph below: [Read more…]
Exosome-related technologies have been developing rapidly over the past few years and substantial growth is expected for the market as they get integrated into the fields of liquid biopsy, precision medicine and regenerative medicine. In particular, cancer derived exosomes influence the invasive potential of cells by regulating angiogenesis, metastasis, and immunity, making them an extremely useful source of biomarkers for use in cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapeutic selection. [Read more…]
Exosomes are small vesicles ranging from 30-100nm in size that are found in nearly all eukaryotic fluids and facilitate a range of important cellular functions. Although exosomes were discovered more than 30 years ago, it was not until recently that the scientific community began to give credit to exosomes for a range of promising traits. [Read more…]
Exosomes are produced and secreted out by nearly all living cells and have been found to occur in nearly every bodily fluid. They are found abundantly in the growth medium of many cultured cells, such as B lymphocytes, dendritic cells, cytotoxic T cells, intestinal epithelial cells, neurons, oligodendrocytes, platelets, mast cells and Schwann cells. [Read more…]