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 12,431 scientific articles published about exosomes and 128 clinical trials underway, these small vesicles have intriguing potential to be used within a range of therapeutic applications. [Read more…]