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Molecular Dissection of Extracellular Vesicles: the Correlation between Structure and Function

Submission deadline: 21 March 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Alice Conigliaro, PhD
    University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Interests: tumor microenvironment; long non-coding RNA; microRNAs; extracellular vesicles
  • Stefania Raimondo, PhD
    University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Interests: cell-cell communication; plant-derived extracellular vesicles; inflammatory-based disorders
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are listed among the cell-cell communication strategies. Interestingly, since released from both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, EVs have recently been identified as potential mediators of cross-kingdom interaction. Nevertheless, the understanding and full dissection of the variety of messages that these systems can transmit is still nascent. Although copious data has been collected on the nature of the biomolecules constituting EVs or carried within them, it remains to be defined how each of these may interact with the target cell and influence its phenotype.

In this Special Issue, we are seeking original research articles or literature reviews to highlight recent efforts in defining the macromolecules carried inside or on the surface of EVs and how these correlate with the biological effects on receiving cells.

Assoc. Prof. Alice Conigliaro and Assis. Prof. Stefania Raimondo

Guest Editors

extracellular vesicles
signal transduction
biological activity
Manuscript Submission Information

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