The therapeutic potential of naturally secreted micro- and nanoscale extracellular vesicles (EVs) makes them attractive candidates for regenerative medicine and pharmaceutical science applications. To date, the results of numerous publications have shown the practicality of using EVs to replace mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) or liposomes. This article presents a systematic review of pre-clinical studies conducted over the past decade of MSC-derived EVs (MSC-EVs) used in animal models of disease. Researchers from the Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology classify and critically discuss the technical aspects of these MSC-EV animal studies and discusses potential relationships between methodological details and the effectiveness of MSC-EVs as reported by these pre-clinical studies.
Pre-clinical investigation of mesenchymal stromal cell-derived extracellular vesicles
Shekari F, Nazari A, Assar Kashani S, Hajizadeh-Saffar E, Lim R, Baharvand H. (2021) Pre-clinical investigation of mesenchymal stromal cell-derived extracellular vesicles: a systematic review. Cytotherapy [Epub ahead of print]. [abstract]