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The dichotomy of exosomes in cancer: targets and treatment vehicles

Exosomes are extracellular vesicles released by all cell types that mediate intercellular communication. Exosomes exist in healthy as well as pathological conditions, but it is in cancer research that they are gaining increasing attention. Exosomes released by

A new extracellular role for miR-939 in triple negative breast cancer

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is defined as estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative breast carcinomas (BC). Unfortunately, this kind of tumor is characterized by poor prognosis, high

Exosomes isolation protocols: big issue for a big therapeutic challenge

Myocardial infarction (MI) is still the leading cause for mortality in the Western World. Up to date, the only therapeutic strategy is heart transplantation which is limited by the small number of available organs. In the last

Milk exosomes for drug delivery

The need to effectively deliver drugs to target site has employed a multitude of substances varying from biological to a chemical nature and solid metals for the preparation of tiny drug delivery vesicles called nanoparticles. However, factors