Exosome in Desease Etiology and Detection
Exosomes, first thought to function only as cellular garbage disposal, are secreted by all cells and have recently been discovered that they also function as a cell-cell communication tool. We have previously shown that cancer cells send "exosomes" to the future site of metastasis to alter the environment to a favorable place where cancer cells can successfully metastasize. Our laboratory focuses on studying disorders and disease mechanisms yet to be elucidated, aiming to unravel the possibility of exosomes being involved in the pathogenesis and progression. We hope to create a paradigm shift that could lead to future cures for these diseases.