The Yin–Yang of Microvesicles (Exosomes) in Cancer Biology

exosome rnaMicrovesicles and exosomes have emerged as a new mode of intercellular communication in cancer. In recent years, microvesicles have received increasing attention from the scientific community for their role in regulating and transferring active molecules responsible for tumor progression and metastasis. Controversy arises from the fact that microvesicles can transfer tumor-promoting molecules such as oncoproteins, and tumor suppressors. So, how can we make sense of this controversy? (read more…)

 

Al-Nedawi K. (2014) The yin-yang of microvesicles (exosomes) in cancer biology. Front Oncol [Epub ahead of print]. [article]

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