Journal article

Emerging roles of exosomes during epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer progression

David W Greening, Shashi K Gopal, Rommel A Mathias, Lin Liu, Jingyi Sheng, Hong-Jian Zhu, Richard J Simpson

Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a highly conserved process defined by the loss of epithelial characteristics, and acquisition of the mesenchymal phenotype. In addition to its central role in development, EMT has been implicated as a cellular process during tumourigenesis which facilitates tumour cell invasion and metastasis. The EMT process has been largely defined by signal transduction networks and transcriptional factors that activate mesenchymal-associated gene expression. Knowledge of secretome components that influence EMT including secreted proteins/peptides and membrane-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) (i.e., exosomes) has emerged. Here we review EV cargo associated wi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Early Career CJ Martin Fellowship



Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are supported, in part, by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Programme grant 487922 (RJ.S.), project grant 1057741 (RJ.S), project 628727 (HJ.Z), Melbourne Research Grant Support Scheme (Melbourne University, HJ.Z) and Early Career CJ Martin Fellowship APP1037043 (R.A.M.). S.K.G. is supported by a La Trobe University Postgraduate Scholarship. L.L and J.S are receipts of Melbourne International Research Scholarship (Melbourne University).