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Exosome in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Complex World Full of Hope

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, 35131 Padua, Italy
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Maria Pia Hospital, GVM Care & Research, 10132 Torino, Italy
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Laboratory of Biosurgical Research (Alain Carpentier Foundation), Pompidu Hospital, University Paris Descartes, 75015 Paris, France
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Rogante Engineering Office, 62012 Civitanova Marche, Italy
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Laboratory for Stem Cells, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care & Research, 48033 Ravenna, Italy
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Cells 2019, 8(2), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells8020166
Received: 10 January 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2019 / Accepted: 16 February 2019 / Published: 17 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles in Health and Disease)
Exosomes are a subgroup of extracellular vesicles containing a huge number of bioactive molecules. They represent an important means of cell communication, mostly between different cell populations, with the purpose of maintaining tissue homeostasis and coordinating the adaptive response to stress. This type of intercellular communication is important in the cardiovascular field, mainly due to the fact that the heart is a complex multicellular system. Given the growing interest in the role of exosomes in cardiovascular diseases and the numerous studies published in the last few decades, we focused on the most relevant results about exosomes in the cardiovascular filed starting from their characterization, passing through the study of their function, and ending with perspectives for their use in cardiovascular therapies. View Full-Text
Keywords: exosomes; extracellular vesicle; cardiovascular disease exosomes; extracellular vesicle; cardiovascular disease
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Bellin, G.; Gardin, C.; Ferroni, L.; Chachques, J.C.; Rogante, M.; Mitrečić, D.; Ferrari, R.; Zavan, B. Exosome in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Complex World Full of Hope. Cells 2019, 8, 166.

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Bellin G, Gardin C, Ferroni L, Chachques JC, Rogante M, Mitrečić D, Ferrari R, Zavan B. Exosome in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Complex World Full of Hope. Cells. 2019; 8(2):166.

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Bellin, Gloria; Gardin, Chiara; Ferroni, Letizia; Chachques, Juan C.; Rogante, Massimo; Mitrečić, Dinko; Ferrari, Roberto; Zavan, Barbara. 2019. "Exosome in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Complex World Full of Hope" Cells 8, no. 2: 166.

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