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Role of Exosomes in Intercellular Communication

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Feng Dong
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Guest Editor
Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH 44272, USA
Interests: diabetes and obesity-associated cardiovascular diseases; stem cell-based gene delivery; cell therapy after ischemic injury

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exosomes are nanosized extracellular vehicles that play an important role in intercellular communication. These small vesicles carry a cargo of bioactive molecules, which can be transferred between cells, influencing various physiological and pathological processes. The field of exosome research has seen significant progress in recent years, providing insights into their multifaceted functions in biology and medicine. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences aims to explore the fundamental theoretical questions related to exosomes and their innovative applications in medicine.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Exosome biogenesis and secretion mechanisms.
  • Regulatory pathways and signaling cascades involving exosomes.
  • New methods for exosome isolation, characterization, and analysis.
  • High-resolution imaging and tracking of exosomes.
  • The role of exosomes in disease pathogenesis, such as cardiovascular diseases.
  • Therapeutic applications of exosomes (drug delivery, regenerative medicine, etc.).
  • Diagnostic potential of exosome biomarkers in various diseases.

Submission Guidelines: Researchers, scientists, and experts in the field are invited to submit their original research articles, reviews, and perspectives for consideration in this Special Issue. Manuscripts should comply with the journals guidelines, and all submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the content.

Dr. Feng Dong
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • exosomes
  • intercellular communication
  • extracellular vehicles
  • small vesicles

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