The understanding of the cell mechanisms and dynamics is crucial in order to open new therapeutic horizons. In this research effort, it seems increasingly clear the key role of exosomes (cell-derived vesicles), as structures involved in intercellular exchange processes.
In particular, exosomes released by cardiac progenitor cells seem to carry out a cardioprotective function, as well as to be able to improve cardiac function after myocardial infarction.
The growing interest of the scientific community for exosomes and their role was also confirmed during the last congress of the European Society of Cardiology dedicated to basic research, where the issue was the focus of an entire session of the meeting.
In this context of increasing visibility, the choice of the European Heart Journal to entrust a critical review to the Cellular and molecular cardiology unit of Cardiocentro, whose research on exosomes has had in the recent years a wide international resonance.
The work was published last July and was signed, together with the group of the Cardiocentro (Dr. Lucio Barile, Prof. Tiziano Moccetti and Prof. Giuseppe Vassalli), also by Dr. Eduardo Marbán, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles and world’s leading expert in the field of exosomes.
The publication on a such a highly prestigious journal, official press service of the European Society of Cardiology, witnesses and enhances the international prestige of Cardiocentro and its cellular and molecular cardiology unit.