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Extracellular vesicles

Edited by:
Ajay Singh: University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 June 2024


Journal of Ovarian Research is calling for submissions to our collection on Extracellular vesicles. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived vesicles mediating the intercellular crosstalk. In this collection, we welcome original research articles, review manuscripts, as well as short communications that highlight the role of EVs in ovarian biology and pathobiology, targeting of their biogenesis and functions for therapeutic gain, and their potential utility in biomarker development and as drug delivery systems.

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About the collection

Journal of Ovarian Research is calling for submissions to our collection on Extracellular vesicles. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived vesicles mediating the intercellular crosstalk. 

These vesicles carry the bioactive cargo from the donor cells, such as nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and metabolites, and transfer it to the recipient cells both locally and remotely, causing a change in their behavior. The release and composition of EVs is altered under pathological conditions, which can have a significant impact on the pathobiological processes. EVs can help in the adaptation of cells to the harsh environmental conditions as well as facilitate the remodeling of stroma. Researchers are unveiling the functions of EVs at a rapid pace in reproductive process, stem cell biology, and malignancy. A role of EVs in immune modulation and therapeutic resistance is also being investigated. Further, being a natural carrier of biomolecules and their easy modifiability to enhance cell-specific targeting and cellular uptake, EVs represent a useful candidate for the development of efficient drug delivery systems. EVs are also a useful resource for biomarker development to assist in disease diagnosis, predicting the disease status, and monitoring of the therapeutic responses.

In this collection, we welcome original research articles, review manuscripts, as well as short communications that highlight the role of EVs in ovarian biology and pathobiology, targeting of their biogenesis and functions for therapeutic gain, and their potential utility in biomarker development and as drug delivery systems.

  1. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) promotes cell signaling and morphology alterations, contributing to cancer progression. Exosomes, extracellular vesicles containing proteins involved in cell-cell co...

    Authors: Germano Aguiar Ferreira, Carolina Hassibe Thomé, Clarice Izumi, Mariana Lopes Grassi, Guilherme Pauperio Lanfredi, Marcus Smolka, Vitor Marcel Faça and Francisco José Candido dos Reis
    Citation: Journal of Ovarian Research 2023 16:232

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research articles, review manuscripts, as well as short communications.

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a collection, please select "Extracellular vesicles" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the collection as they are published.

The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which he will handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.