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Vascular endothelial cell-derived exosomal miR-30a-5p inhibits lung adenocarcinoma malignant progression by targeting CCNE2.

Carcinogenesis 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Jiangsu, China, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Hospital of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital), Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, Institute of Cancer and Basic Medicine (IBMC) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, China.

This study tried to explore the molecular mechanism underlying progression of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), and discuss the extracellular communication between cancer cells and vascular endothelial cells. Roughly, differential analysis was carried out to note that miR-30a-5p was lowly expressed in LUAD while CCNE2 was highly expressed. Cell functional experiments demonstrated that overexpressed miR-30a-5p led to suppressed cell abilities in proliferation, migration and invasion. Read More

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Multiplex protein profiling method for extracellular vesicle protein detection.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 14;11(1):12477. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 W. Call Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4300, USA.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small nanometer-sized membrane sacs secreted into biological fluids by all cells. EVs encapsulate proteins, RNAs and metabolites from its origin cell and play important roles in intercellular communication events. Over the past decade, EVs have become a new emerging source for cancer diagnostics. Read More

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Kim-1 Targeted Extracellular Vesicles: A New Therapeutic Platform for RNAi to Treat AKI.

J Am Soc Nephrol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

B Liu, Institute of Nephrology, Southeast University Zhongda Hospital, Nanjing, China

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant public health problem with high morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, no definitive treatment is currently available for AKI. RNA interference (RNAi) provides a new and potent method for gene therapy to tackle this dilemma. Read More

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Biosynthesis of a sulfated exopolysaccharide, synechan, and bloom formation in the model cyanobacterium sp. strain PCC 6803.

Elife 2021 Jun 15;10. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Life Sciences (Biology), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Extracellularpolysaccharides of bacteria contribute to biofilm formation, stress tolerance, and infectivity. Cyanobacteria, the oxygenic photoautotrophic bacteria, uniquely produce sulfated extracellular polysaccharides among bacteria to support phototrophic biofilms. In addition, sulfated polysaccharides of cyanobacteria and other organisms have been focused as beneficial biomaterial. Read More

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The Exosomes: Staring biomarkers and novel therapeutic strategies.

Curr Pharm Des 2021 Jun 13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Medical Plants Research Center, Basic Health Sciences Institute, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs, formerly known as exosomes) are small, extracellular membrane-bound particles that play a role in cellular communication via transporting different cargos including proteins, DNAs, RNAs, etc. Their role has been shown in different endocrine/paracrine signaling in different organs such as the cardiovascular system. These days mortality and morbidity rates caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) have become an important issue among healthcare systems all over the world. Read More

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Imaging of Endocytic Trafficking and Extracellular Vesicles Released Under Neratinib Treatment in ERBB2 Breast Cancer Cells.

J Histochem Cytochem 2021 Jun 15:221554211026297. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

DIMES, Department of Experimental Medicine, Cellular Electron Microscopy Lab, Università di Genova, Genova, Italy.

Breast cancers (BCa) with ERBB2 amplification show rapid tumor growth, increased disease progression, and lower survival rate. Deregulated intracellular trafficking and extracellular vesicle (EVs) release are mechanisms that support cancer progression and resistance to treatments. Neratinib (NE) is a Food and Drug Administration-approved pan-ERBB inhibitor employed for the treatment of ERBB2 BCa that blocks signaling and causes survival inhibition. Read More

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Bovine extracellular vesicles contaminate human extracellular vesicles produced in cell culture conditioned medium when 'exosome-depleted serum' is utilised.

Arch Biochem Biophys 2021 Jun 11;708:108963. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Deakin University, School of Medicine, IMPACT, Institute for Innovation in Physical and Mental Health and Clinical Translation, Geelong, Victoria, 3216, Australia; Shanghai OneTar-Deakin Joint Laboratory of Personalized Precision Medicine, Shanghai, 201203, China. Electronic address:

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are important intercellular communication messengers. Half of the published studies in the field are in vitro cell culture based in which bovine serum in various concentrations and forms is used to facilitate the production of extracellular vesicles. 'Exosome depleted serum' is the type of bovine serum most widely used in the production of human EVs. Read More

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Extracellular vesicles and homeostasis-An emerging field in bioscience research.

FASEB Bioadv 2021 Jun 17;3(6):456-458. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Cell Biology and Physiology Washington University St. Louis MO USA.

To keep abreast of developments in the biological sciences and in parallel fields such as medical education, () has created a special collections category, special collections ( SC), that target, among other topics, emerging disciplines in the biomedical sciences. This SC is focused on the emerging field of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and homeostasis. Leading investigators in the biology of EVs around the globe have contributed to this collection of articles that cover the gamut of research activities from biogenesis and secretion to physiological function. Read More

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Adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles in health and diseases: Nano-packages with vast biological properties.

FASEB Bioadv 2021 Jun 4;3(6):407-419. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS) Université de Toulouse CNRS UPS Toulouse France.

As the largest human energy reservoir, adipocytes drive an intense dialog with other cells/organs throughout the body to regulate the size of adipose tissue and to communicate with other metabolic tissues and the brain to regulate energy supply. Adipokines have long been described as mediators of this crosstalk, participating in obesity-associated complications. Recently, adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles (Ad-EVs) have emerged as new key actors in this communication due to their powerful capacity to convey complex messages between cells. Read More

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The ins and outs of microvesicles.

FASEB Bioadv 2021 Jun 4;3(6):399-406. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Department of Biological Sciences University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN USA.

Microvesicles are a heterogeneous group of membrane-enclosed vesicles that are released from cells into the extracellular space by the outward budding and pinching of the plasma membrane. These vesicles are loaded with multiple selectively sorted proteins and nucleic acids. Although interest in the clinical potential of microvesicles is increasing, there is only limited understanding of different types of microvesicles and the mechanisms involved in their formation. Read More

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Hepatoma Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Promote Liver Cancer Metastasis by Inducing the Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells Through microRNA-181d-5p and the FAK/Src Pathway.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 28;9:607001. Epub 2021 May 28.

Clinic Medicine Research Center of Hepatobiliary Diseases, Guangxi, China.

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are beneficial to repair the damaged liver. Tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (EV) are notorious in tumor metastasis. But the mechanism underlying hepatoma cell-derived EVs in BMSCs and liver cancer remains unclear. Read More

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A Chemically Defined, Xeno- and Blood-Free Culture Medium Sustains Increased Production of Small Extracellular Vesicles From Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 26;9:619930. Epub 2021 May 26.

Cells for Cells, Santiago, Chile.

Cell therapy is witnessing a notable shift toward cell-free treatments based on paracrine factors, in particular, towards small extracellular vesicles (sEV), that mimic the functional effect of the parental cells. While numerous sEV-based applications are currently in advanced preclinical stages, their promised translation depends on overcoming the manufacturing hurdles posed by the large-scale production of purified sEV. Unquestionably, the culture medium used with the parental cells plays a key role in the sEV's secretion rate and content. Read More

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Extracellular Vesicle Capture by AnTibody of CHoice and Enzymatic Release (EV-CATCHER): A customizable purification assay designed for small-RNA biomarker identification and evaluation of circulating small-EVs.

J Extracell Vesicles 2021 Jun 3;10(8):e12110. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Center for Discovery and Innovation Hackensack Meridian Health Nutley New Jersey USA.

Circulating nucleic acids, encapsulated within small extracellular vesicles (EVs), provide a remote cellular snapshot of biomarkers derived from diseased tissues, however selective isolation is critical. Current laboratory-based purification techniques rely on the physical properties of small-EVs rather than their inherited cellular fingerprints. We established a highly-selective purification assay, termed EV-CATCHER, initially designed for high-throughput analysis of low-abundance small-RNA cargos by next-generation sequencing. Read More

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Early prediction of COVID-19 severity using extracellular vesicle COPB2.

J Extracell Vesicles 2021 Jun 2;10(8):e12092. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine Institute of Medical Science Tokyo Medical University Tokyo Japan.

The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 vary broadly, ranging from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory failure and death. But the predictive biomarkers for characterizing the variability are still lacking. Since emerging evidence indicates that extracellular vesicles (EVs) and extracellular RNAs (exRNAs) are functionally involved in a number of pathological processes, we hypothesize that these extracellular components may be key determinants and/or predictors of COVID-19 severity. Read More

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Nanoparticles from culture media are internalized by -produced bovine embryos and its depletion affect expression of pluripotency genes.

Anim Reprod 2021 May 10;18(1):e20200028. Epub 2021 May 10.

Laboratorio de Biotecnología Animal, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile.

Extracellular vesicles are nanoparticles secreted by cell and have been proposed as suitable markers to identify competent embryos produced . Characterizing EVs secreted by individual embryos is challenging because culture medium itself contributes to the pool of nanoparticles that are co-isolated. To avoid this, culture medium must be depleted of nanoparticles that are present in natural protein source. Read More

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Decreased Exosomal Acetylcholinesterase Activity in the Plasma of Patients With Parkinson's Disease.

Front Aging Neurosci 2021 28;13:665400. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Neurology, Veterans Medical Research Institute, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Exosomes, which are small extracellular vesicles produced from various cell types, contain a variety of molecular constituents, such as proteins, lipids, and RNA. Recently, exosomal biomarkers have been investigated to probe the understanding and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders. Previous reports have demonstrated increased exosomal α-synuclein (α-syn) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in comparison to healthy controls (HC). Read More

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Circulating tumor DNA in cancer: Predictive molecular pathology meets mathematics.

Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2021 Jun 10:103394. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Public Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. Electronic address:

The cancer secretome is a valuable reservoir of cancer biomarkers. Besides containing circulating tumor cells, extracellular vesicles, and proteins, it is also rich in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-a subpopulation of cell free DNA. The most efficient technology to capture ctDNA is next generation sequencing (NGS). Read More

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Free Radical Biology and Medicine Circulating extracellular vesicles delivering beneficial cargo as key players in exercise effects.

Free Radic Biol Med 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Graduate Program in Biological Sciences: Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Graduate Program in Biological Sciences: Physiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Exercise has been recognized as an effective preventive and therapeutic approach for numerous diseases. This review addresses the potential role of circulating extracellular vesicles (EV) cargo that is modulated by physical activity. EV transport and deliver beneficial molecules to adjacent and distant tissues as a whole-body phenomenon, resulting in a healthier global status. Read More

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Oncogene-regulated release of extracellular vesicles.

Dev Cell 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. Electronic address:

Oncogenes can alter metabolism by changing the balance between anabolic and catabolic processes. However, how oncogenes regulate tumor cell biomass remains poorly understood. Using isogenic MCF10A cells transformed with nine different oncogenes, we show that specific oncogenes reduce the biomass of cancer cells by promoting extracellular vesicle (EV) release. Read More

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C-type lectins and extracellular vesicles in virus-induced NETosis.

J Biomed Sci 2021 Jun 11;28(1):46. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, 128, Academia Road, Sec. 2, Nankang District, Taipei, 115, Taiwan.

Dysregulated formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) is observed in acute viral infections. Moreover, NETs contribute to the pathogenesis of acute viral infections, including those caused by the dengue virus (DV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Furthermore, excessive NET formation (NETosis) is associated with disease severity in patients suffering from SARS-CoV-2-induced multiple organ injuries. Read More

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Proximity Proteomics Has Potential for Extracellular Vesicle Identification.

J Proteome Res 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Biochemistry, Saitama Medical University, 38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama 350-0495, Japan.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are biomarkers and mediators of intercellular communication. In biological samples, EVs are secreted by various types of cells. The proteomic identification of proteins expressed in EVs has potential to contribute to research and clinical applications, particularly for cancer. Read More

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Advances in exosome therapies in ophthalmology-From bench to clinical trial.

Acta Ophthalmol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, London, UK.

During the last decade, the fields of advanced and personalized therapeutics have been constantly evolving, utilizing novel techniques such as gene editing and RNA therapeutic approaches. However, the method of delivery and tissue specificity remain the main hurdles of these approaches. Exosomes are natural carriers of functional small RNAs and proteins, representing an area of increasing interest in the field of drug delivery. Read More

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Progress in cardiac research - from rebooting cardiac regeneration to a complete cell atlas of the heart.

Cardiovasc Res 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention (IPEK), LMU Munich, DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Munich Heart Alliance, and Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), Munich, Germany.

We review some of the important discoveries and advances made in basic and translational cardiac research in 2020. For example, in the field of myocardial infarction (MI), new aspects of autophagy and the importance of eosinophils were described. Novel approaches such as a glycocalyx mimetic were used to improve cardiac recovery following MI. Read More

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Infection-Associated Thymic Atrophy.

Front Immunol 2021 25;12:652538. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Parasitology of Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

The thymus is a vital organ of the immune system that plays an essential role in thymocyte development and maturation. Thymic atrophy occurs with age (physiological thymic atrophy) or as a result of viral, bacterial, parasitic or fungal infection (pathological thymic atrophy). Thymic atrophy directly results in loss of thymocytes and/or destruction of the thymic architecture, and indirectly leads to a decrease in naïve T cells and limited T cell receptor diversity. Read More

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Extracellular vesicle-shuttled miRNAs as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker and their potential roles in gallbladder cancer patients.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 10;11(1):12298. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Okayama, Japan.

Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in serum extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a promising biomarker in cancer. We aimed to elucidate the serum EVs miRNA biomarkers to identify patients with gallbladder cancer (GBC) and to clarify their potential roles. One hundred nineteen serum EVs from GBC and non-GBC individuals were isolated by pure-EVs-yieldable size-exclusion chromatography, and then were analyzed using a comprehensive miRNAs array and RT-qPCR-based validation. Read More

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CD38 deficiency alleviates Ang II-induced vascular remodeling by inhibiting small extracellular vesicle-mediated vascular smooth muscle cell senescence in mice.

Signal Transduct Target Ther 2021 Jun 11;6(1):223. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

The National Engineering Research Center for Bioengineering Drugs and the Technologies, Institute of Translational Medicine, Nanchang University, Nanchang, People's Republic of China.

CD38 is the main enzyme for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) degradation in mammalian cells. Decreased NAD levels are closely related to metabolic syndromes and aging-related diseases. Our study showed that CD38 deficiency significantly alleviated angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced vascular remodeling in mice, as shown by decreased blood pressures; reduced vascular media thickness, media-to-lumen ratio, and collagen deposition; and restored elastin expression. Read More

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[Research progress of extracellular vesicle microRNA in acute lung injury].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2021 May;33(5):633-637

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563000, Guizhou, China. Corresponding author: Chen Miao, Email:

Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are characterized by the destruction of the barrier function of alveolar epithelial cells and capillary endothelial cells and the recruitment of inflammatory cells, which leads to alveolar and interstitial edema, hyaline membrane formation and inflammatory infiltration of the lungs, etc. The mechanism is not completely defined. The current treatment plan focuses on comprehensive treatments such as ventilator support treatment, fluid management, and nutritional support, but the prognosis is still poor. Read More

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Importance of the origin of mesenchymal (stem) stromal cells in cancer biology: "alliance" or "war" in intercellular signals.

Cell Biosci 2021 Jun 10;11(1):109. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Unit Research, Fundación Hospital de Jove, Avda. Eduardo Castro 161, 33290, Gijón, Asturias, Spain.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a central role in the intercellular signaling within the tumor microenvironment (TME), exchanging signals with cancer cells and tumor stromal cells, such as cancer-associated fibroblasts and inflammatory mononuclear cells. Research attributes both pro-tumor and anti-tumor actions to MSCs; however, evidence indicates that MSCs specific effect on the tumor depends on the source of the MSCs and the type of tumor. There are consistent data proving that MSCs from reproductive tissues, such as the uterus, umbilical cord or placenta, have potent anti-tumor effects and tropism towards tumor tissues. Read More

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Monitoring HOTTIP levels on extracellular vesicles for predicting recurrence in surgical non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Transl Oncol 2021 Jun 7;14(8):101144. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Molecular Oncology and Embryology Laboratory, Human Anatomy Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain; Thoracic Oncology Unit, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona. Electronic address:

In resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), postsurgical recurrence is the major factor affecting long-term survival. The identification of biomarkers in extracellular vesicles (EV) obtained from serial blood samples after surgery could enhance early detection of relapse and improve NSCLC outcome. Since EV cargo contains long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), we aimed to analyze whether the oncogenic lncRNA HOTTIP, which higher expression in tumor tissue was related to worse outcome in NSCLC, could be detected in EV from NSCLC patients and serve as recurrence biomarker. Read More

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