Journal article

Surface Engineering of Extracellular Vesicles through Chemical and Biological Strategies

Joseph J Richardson, Hirotaka Ejima

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Extracellular vesicles, including exosomes, shuttle proteins and genetic information between cells and are recently regarded as a promising class of nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Collecting exosomes from patients and amplifying the signal from the exosome cargo could enable new liquid biopsies owing to the exosome's strong correlation with disease progression. A promising strategy to develop personalized therapeutic carriers is through surface engineering the exosomes and hijacking their inherent messenger system. However, because of the small size and surface complexity, methods to manipulate exosomes are still in their infancy. The purification, preservation, and engineering o..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship for research in Japan


Funding Acknowledgements

J.J.R. acknowledges Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship for research in Japan (PE17019). H.E. acknowledges JSPS for Leading Initiative for Excellent Young. Researchers.