An Eventful Year for Nanoview Biosciences!

Early in the year we exhibited our ExoView platform at the German Society for Extracellular Vesicles event in Frankfurt, 1st and 2nd March. The GSEV's aim is to promote research into extracellular vesicles, particularly with the goal of supporting young academics. Naturally we were delighted to attend this most important first annual meeting. 

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Tetraspanin

Nestled in the membranes of human cells exists a type of difficult to find protein that we call tetraspanin. Tetraspanins are a family of membrane proteins found in all multicellular eukaryotes.

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Exosomes Research

Interest and subsequent research into exosomes is continuing in the fields of science and medicine, due in large part to the recent discovery that exosomes contain functional RNA. Exosomes, in a living organism, are present in several bodily fluids, for example: joint membrane, saliva, urine, amniotic fluids, plasma and many cells in the human body are able to produce and release exosomes into their neighbouring environment. 

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What is Liquid Biopsy

Liquid biopsy was named as one 2015’s ten best breakthrough technologies according to the MIT Technology Review.  Although, the practice has been around for some time, renewed pursuit of academic studies in the field of exosomes is pushing forward further scientific work looking at the benefits liquid biopsy. This renewed interest in exosomes partly explains the resurgence of interest in liquid biopsies as a way forward in cancer cell detection and treatment.

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What are Oncosomes?

Oncosomes are, at present, scientifically understood to be membrane-derived micro-vesicles that are secreted by cancer cells and transfer oncogenic messages and protein complexes across cell borders. The names, from, oncogenic: relating to tumour formation or tending to cause tumours, oncosomes are being characterised as exosomes that contain oncogenic cargo and/or unique signatures of the tumour cells from which they emerge.

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What is Endocytosis?

Endocytosis takes place where the cell recives matter, such as nutrients and ions by the process of invagination of its membrane.

The matter is taken in and forms what is called an endosome. There are three types of endocytosis and each type will involve the formation of an endosome.

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What are Endosomes?

Endosomes are membrane bound structures within a cell that we call vesicles. They are formed through a complex establishment of processes which is known collectively as endocytosis.   Endosomes are essential for the control of substances in and out of a cell. They act as a temporary vesicles for transportation.

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What are Exosomes?

Exosomes are a type of heterogeneous extracellular microvesicle (EMV) from a group that includes micro vesicles and apoptotic bodies. They are released from cells upon fusion of an intermediate endocytic compartment, the multivesicular body (MVB), with the plasma membrane. 

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