Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles

Ramirez, Marcel I., Amorim, Maria G., Gadelha, Catarina, Milic, Ivana, Welsh, Joshua A., Freitas, Vanessa M., Nawaz, Muhammad, Akbar, Naveed, Couch, Yvonne, Makin, Laura, Cooke, Fiona, Vettore, Andre L., Batista, Patricia X., Freezor, Roberta, Pezuk, Julia A., Rosa-Fernandes, Lívia, Carreira, Ana Claudia O., Devitt, Andrew, Jacobs, Laura, Silva, Israel T., Coakley, Gillian, Nunes, Diana N., Carter, Dave, Palmisano, Giuseppe and Dias-Neto, Emmanuel (2017) Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles. Nanoscale, 10 (3). pp. 881-906. ISSN 2040-3364

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Abstract / Description

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are gaining interest as central players in liquid biopsies, with potential applications in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic guidance in most pathological conditions. These nanosized particles transmit signals determined by their protein, lipid, nucleic acid and sugar content, and the unique molecular pattern of EVs dictates the type of signal to be transmitted to recipient cells. However, their small sizes and the limited quantities that can usually be obtained from patient-derived samples pose a number of challenges to their isolation, study and characterization. These challenges and some possible options to overcome them are discussed in this review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extracellular Vesicles (EVs)
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 570 Life sciences; biology
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Roberta Freezor
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 08:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 08:49
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/3050

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