Polydopamine‐Mediated Surface Functionalization of Exosomes

Exosomes are cell‐derived extracellular vesicles that hold promise for diagnosis and therapy. The surface characteristics of exosomes dictate their biological fate and are therefore important for various applications, however surface modification strategies are generally either limited in scope or require complex equipment or experimental procedures. Researchers from the University of Tokyo demonstrate a simple and fast method to control the surface properties of exosomes via polydopamine coating. Specifically, the polydopamine coating allowed for tailorable functionalization via secondary reactions, which opens exciting avenues for the application of exosomes.

Wang C, Kimura K, Li J,. Richardson JJ, Naito M, Miyata K, Ichiki T, Ejima H. (2021) Polydopamine‐Mediated Surface Functionalization of Exosomes. ChemNanaoMat [Epub ahead of print]. [abstract]

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