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Title: Extracellular Vesicles: How the External and Internal Environment Can Shape Cell-To-Cell Communication
Authors: Neven, Kristof
Nawrot, Tim S.
Bollati, Valentina
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Current Environmental Health Reports,
Abstract: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: To summarize the scientific evidence regarding the effects of environmental exposures on extracellular vesicle (EV) release and their contents. As environmental exposures might influence the aging phenotype in a very strict way, we will also report the role of EVs in the biological aging process. RECENT FINDINGS: EV research is a new and quickly developing field. With many investigations conducted so far, only a limited number of studies have explored the potential role EVs play in the response and adaptation to environmental stimuli. The investigations available to date have identified several exposures or lifestyle factors able to modify EV trafficking including air pollutants, cigarette smoke, alcohol, obesity, nutrition, physical exercise, and oxidative stress. EVs are a very promising tool, as biological fluids are easily obtainable biological media that, if successful in identifying early alterations induced by the environment and predictive of disease, would be amenable to use for potential future preventive and diagnostic applications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23032
DOI: 10.1007/s40572-017-0130-7
ISSN: 2196-5412
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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