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Special Issue "Extracellular Vesicles and Cell–Cell Communication"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: oncology; ethics in oncology; palliative care in oncology; cancer-associated coagulation; extracellular vesicles; cancer cell resistance; cell signaling
Interests: extracellular vesicles; microvesicles; plasma membrane; cancer cell resistance; extrinsic coagulation; high-resolution flow cytometry
Intercellular communication is of fundamental importance for biological processes such as differentiation and patterning. Extracellular vesicles (EVs), constantly produced by various cells of the body, are considered to be important players in intercellular communication. They are not only involved in hemostasis and immune regulation but also contribute to pathophysiological processes such as inflammation and cancer progression. Based on their cellular origin, EVs can be classified as exosomes, ectosomes with various subgroups, and apoptotic bodies. All of these might carry bioactive molecules including DNA, RNA, proteins, and lipids that can be delivered to the target cell upon successful binding and uptake, thus enabling them to play a crucial role in cell–cell communication.
There are several different ways that EVs interact with the recipient cell including receptor-ligand recognition, fusion, and phagocytosis. Much research has been done on EVs, as shown by the more than 2,800 citations with this term in the title in PubMed in 2017; however, how they recognize and interact with the recipient cell still remains vague.
In order to get a better understanding of the role and mode of action of EVs in cell–cell communication, we are announcing a Special Issue on this topic with a focus on inflammatory processes, coagulation, and cancer. We warmly invite experts to contribute articles reporting original scientific research with novel insights as well as reviews.
Prof. Dr. Frank Gieseler
Dr. Fanny Ender
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- intercellular communication