Exosomes--vesicular carriers for intercellular communication.

@article{Simons2009ExosomesvesicularCF,
  title={Exosomes--vesicular carriers for intercellular communication.},
  author={Mikael Simons and Graça Raposo},
  journal={Current opinion in cell biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          575-81
        }
}
  • M. Simons, G. Raposo
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in cell biology
Cells release different types of vesicular carriers of membrane and cytosolic components into the extracellular space. These vesicles are generated within the endosomal system or at the plasma membrane. Among the various kinds of secreted membrane vesicles, exosomes are vesicles with a diameter of 40-100 nm that are secreted upon fusion of multivesicular endosomes with the cell surface. Exosomes transfer not only membrane components but also nucleic acid between different cells, emphasizing… 
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