In the Extracellular Vesicles Community of the University of Chicago, different labs meet to discuss their common research subject.
Exosomes are a unique group of extracellular vesicles (EVs) that are formed by inward budding of endosomal compartments. These structures are ultimately released extracellularly as intact structures that can be isolated.
The emerging multidisciplinary field of exosomes is really innovative and fundamental for research since they play a key rol in several biological processes. As such, they can serve diagnostic as well as therapeutical goals.