The Application of Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles in Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Regenerative Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 131

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Rural Health Research Institute, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW 2800, Australia
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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) and Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exosomes are extracellular vesicles of endocytic origin, about 30 to 150 nanometres in size, released by different cells into bodily fluids. These particles carry specific proteins, lipids, RNA, and DNA, acting as little messengers to share information with other cells. Recent studies have shown that exosomes play a role in how cells communicate with each other, affecting various disorders like cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and inflammatory conditions. Because of their unique features, exosomes show promise as markers for diagnosing and predicting diseases with less invasive procedures. Scientists have developed many methods over the last 10 years to study disease-specific exosomes, using both optical and nano-optical tools. This Special Issue focuses on the potential uses of exosome profiling in medical diagnosis and delivering treatments to disease cells. It also includes papers discussing the latest methods for collecting, cleaning, and understanding exosomes from bodily fluids and cells grown in labs.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad J.A. Shiddiky
Prof. Dr. Chamindie K. Punyadeera
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  • extracellular vesicles
  • nanovesicles
  • biomarkers
  • liquid biopsy
  • micro and nanodevices
  • multiplexing
  • nanomedicine
  • exosome isolation and characterization
  • theranostics, diagnostics
  • therapeutics

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