Role of the Exosome in Ovarian Cancer Progression and Its Potential as a Therapeutic Target
AbstractPeritoneal dissemination is a distinct form of metastasis in ovarian cancer that precedes hematogenic or lymphatic metastasis. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles of 30–150 nm in diameter secreted by different cell types and internalized by target cells. There is emerging evidence that exosomes facilitate the peritoneal dissemination of ovarian cancer by mediating intercellular communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment through the transfer of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. Furthermore, therapeutic applications of exosomes as drug cargo delivery are attracting research interest because exosomes are stabilized in circulation. This review highlights the functions of exosomes in each process of the peritoneal dissemination of ovarian cancer and discusses their potential for cancer therapeutics. View Full-Text
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Nakamura, K.; Sawada, K.; Kobayashi, M.; Miyamoto, M.; Shimizu, A.; Yamamoto, M.; Kinose, Y.; Kimura, T. Role of the Exosome in Ovarian Cancer Progression and Its Potential as a Therapeutic Target. Cancers 2019, 11, 1147.
Nakamura K, Sawada K, Kobayashi M, Miyamoto M, Shimizu A, Yamamoto M, Kinose Y, Kimura T. Role of the Exosome in Ovarian Cancer Progression and Its Potential as a Therapeutic Target. Cancers. 2019; 11(8):1147.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nakamura, Koji; Sawada, Kenjiro; Kobayashi, Masaki; Miyamoto, Mayuko; Shimizu, Aasa; Yamamoto, Misa; Kinose, Yasuto; Kimura, Tadashi. 2019. "Role of the Exosome in Ovarian Cancer Progression and Its Potential as a Therapeutic Target." Cancers 11, no. 8: 1147.
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