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Extracellular Vesicles and Their Importance in Human Health

Edited by Ana Gil De Bona

The Forsyth Institute


Jose Antonio Reales-Calderon

Singapore Immunology Network

Extracellular vesicle is a wide term that involves many different types of vesicles. Almost all the cell types studied secrete vesicles to the extracellular environment related to cell - cell communication. Extracellular vesicles have been found in different biological fluids, such as blood, milk, saliva, tears, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. These vesicles transport different molecules, including mRNA, proteins, and lipids, some of them cell type specific that make them ideal biomarkers in both health and disease conditions. However, their contribution to different conditions is not well understood. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the extracellular vesicles in the human body, how they are internalized, and their participation in several diseases.

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Extracellular Vesicles and Their Importance in Human HealthEdited by Ana Gil De Bona

Published: March 4th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78874

ISBN: 978-1-78923-944-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-943-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-583-9

Copyright year: 2020

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6757 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: An Overview to the Extracellular Vesicles

By Ana Gil-Bona and Jose Antonio Reales-Calderon


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2. Milk Exosomes: Isolation, Biochemistry, Morphology, and Perspectives of Use

By Sergey E. Sedykh, Evgeniya E. Burkova, Lada V. Purvinsh, Daria A. Klemeshova, Elena I. Ryabchikova and Georgy A. Nevinsky


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3. Cellular-Defined Microenvironmental Internalization of Exosomes

By Amber Gonda, Ron Moyron, Janviere Kabagwira, Paul A. Vallejos and Nathan R. Wall


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4. Effects of Vesicular Membranes Reordering on the Activity of Lipid Metabolizing Enzymes

By Dino G. Salinas


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5. Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer

By Andrei-Dennis Voichitoiu, Beatrice Mihaela Radu, Luciana Pavelescu, Dragos Cretoiu, Antonia Teona Deftu, Nicolae Suciu and Sanda Maria Cretoiu


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6. Part One: Extracellular Vesicles as Valuable Players in Diabetic Cardiovascular Diseases

By Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Nicoleta Alexandru, Stefania Lucia Magda, Alina Constantin, Miruna Nemecz, Alexandru Filippi, Octavian Costin Ioghen, Laura Cristina Ceafalan, Florina Bojin, Gabriela Tanko, Virgil Paunescu, Dragos Vinereanu, Ewa Stepien and Adriana Georgescu


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7. Part Two: Extracellular Vesicles as a Risk Factor in Neurodegenerative Diseases

By Laura Cristina Ceafalan, Octavian Costin Ioghen, Daciana Silvia Marta, Alina Constantin, Nicoleta Alexandru, Miruna Nemecz, Gabriela Tanko, Alexandru Filippi, Stefania Lucia Magda, Florina Bojin, Virgil Paunescu, Dragos Vinereanu, Adriana Georgescu and Mihaela Gherghiceanu


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