S19-1 Extracellular Vesicles as Intercellular Communicators, Biomarkers and Therapeutic Vehicles

Program: Symposia
Session: S19-Microvesicles and Exosomes as Intercellular Communicators
Saturday, June 15, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Presentation Start Time: 4:00 PM
Room 303 (Moscone Center)
Xandra Breakefield*
Massachussetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA
Talk Description:

Extracellular vesicles are released from multiple cell types and contain protein and RNA cargo that can be transferred to target cells to influence cell phenotype. As such, they represent a novel mode of intercellular communication that extends the current concept of autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine signaling to an additional mechanism. This symposium will provide an overview of this class of cellular-derived structures as well as specific examples of their roles in endocrine physiology.

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