Extracellular vesicles: potential applications in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and epidemiology

@inproceedings{Verma2015ExtracellularVP,
  title={Extracellular vesicles: potential applications in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and epidemiology},
  author={Mukesh Verma and Tram Kim Lam and Elizabeth F Hebert and Rao Divi},
  booktitle={BMC clinical pathology},
  year={2015}
}
Both normal and diseased cells continuously shed extracellular vesicles (EVs) into extracellular space, and the EVs carry molecular signatures and effectors of both health and disease. EVs reflect dynamic changes that are occurring in cells and tissue microenvironment in health and at a different stage of a disease. EVs are capable of altering the function of the recipient cells. Trafficking and reciprocal exchange of molecular information by EVs among different organs and cell types have been… CONTINUE READING