Telocytes and Their Extracellular Vesicles—Evidence and Hypotheses
AbstractEntering the new millennium, nobody believed that there was the possibility of discovering a new cellular type. Nevertheless, telocytes (TCs) were described as a novel kind of interstitial cell. Ubiquitously distributed in the extracellular matrix of any tissue, TCs are regarded as cells with telopodes involved in intercellular communication by direct homo- and heterocellular junctions or by extracellular vesicle (EVs) release. Their discovery has aroused the interest of many research groups worldwide, and many researchers regard them as potentially regenerative cells. Given the experience of our laboratory, where these cells were first described, we review the evidence supporting the fact that TCs release EVs, and discuss alternative hypotheses about their future implications. View Full-Text
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Cretoiu, D.; Xu, J.; Xiao, J.; Cretoiu, S.M. Telocytes and Their Extracellular Vesicles—Evidence and Hypotheses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1322.
Cretoiu D, Xu J, Xiao J, Cretoiu SM. Telocytes and Their Extracellular Vesicles—Evidence and Hypotheses. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(8):1322.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cretoiu, Dragos; Xu, Jiahong; Xiao, Junjie; Cretoiu, Sanda M. 2016. "Telocytes and Their Extracellular Vesicles—Evidence and Hypotheses." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 8: 1322.
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