Current status and outlook of advances in exosome isolation

Exosomes are extracellular vesicles with a diameter ranging from 30 to 150 nm, which are an important medium for intercellular communication and are closely related to the progression of certain diseases. Therefore, exosomes are considered promising biomarkers for the diagnosis of specific diseases, and thereby, treatments based on exosomes are being widely examined. For exosome-related research, a rapid, simple, high-purity, and recovery isolation method is the primary prerequisite for exosomal large-scale application in medical practice. Although there are no standardized methods for exosome separation and analysis, various techniques have been established to explore their biochemical and physicochemical properties. Researchers from Lanzhou University discuss the progress in exosomal isolation strategies and propose their views on the development prospects of various exosomal isolation techniques.

Liu WZ, Ma ZJ, Kang XW. Current status and outlook of advances in exosome isolation. Anal Bioanal Chem [Epub ahead of print]. [article]

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