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Roles and Function of Extracellular Vesicles in Diseases 3.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 83

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Department of Bioengineering and Nano-Bioengineering, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Republic of Korea
Interests: exosome; cell engineering; liquid biopsy; disease diagnosis; biologics development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous Special Issue “Roles and Function of Extracellular Vesicles in Diseases” series (1.0 and 2.0), published in 2022–2024.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small nano-sized particles that are constantly produced and secreted by cells. Since EVs originate from cells, they contain cellular components such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, DNAs and RNAs. They play key roles in cell-to-cell communication through the transfer of those encapsulated components. As central mediators of intercellular communication, EVs play important roles in the pathogenesis of various diseases, such as cancer progression and metastasis. In this context, understanding the roles and function of EVs in our bodies is essential for the practical application of EVs in therapy and diagnosis.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will focus on (1) the biogenesis or biochemical properties of EVs, (2) functions of EVs, (3) engineering EVs for therapeutic development, (4) development of novel EV sources and (5) EV-based applications in therapy and diagnosis. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles and commentaries are all welcome.

Dr. Won Jong Rhee
Guest Editor

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  • extracellular vesicle
  • exosome
  • disease
  • roles and function

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