Exosomes for repair, regeneration and rejuvenation

    January 2016 in “Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
    Joydeep Basu, John W. Ludlow
    Image of study
    TLDR Exosomes could potentially enhance tissue repair and regeneration with lower rejection risk and easier production than live cell therapies.
    The document from 2016 explores the potential of exosomes in regenerative medicine, highlighting their role in cell communication and their ability to mimic the regenerative effects of stem cells. Exosomes are small vesicles that can transfer proteins and nucleic acids between cells, and they have been shown to improve disease biomarkers and promote tissue regeneration in various animal models. They offer several advantages over cell-based therapies, including stability, lower risk of immune rejection, and ease of production. While exosomes have been used in clinical settings, such as treating graft-versus-host disease, and show promise in skin repair and hair growth, challenges remain in large-scale manufacturing and regulatory control. The document suggests that exosomes could potentially replace live cell therapies in certain applications, but further research is needed to identify the specific components that mediate regenerative outcomes and to establish manufacturing and quality control processes.
    View this study on tandfonline.com →

    Cited in this study