Unravelling the Role of Extracellular Vesicles (VIPs) in Aging and Age-Related Disease

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) as \”Very important Particles\” in Aging

Extracellular vesicles (VIPs) have been identified as \”very-important particles\” in recent decades. They are associated with ageing and age-related diseases. Researchers discovered in the 1980s that these vesicle particle particles released by cell were not debris, but cargo-carrying signaling molecules that played key roles on physiological processes and physiopathological modulation. According to the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles’ (ISEV’s) recommendation, various vesicle particle types (e.g. exosomes), microvesicles and oncosomes have been referred to as extracellular vesicles. They are vital to maintaining body homeostasis due to their evolutionarily conserved and essential role in cellular interaction and communication with different tissues. Recent studies have also shown that extracellular vesicles play a role in ageing and age-associated illnesses.


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