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01.12.2018 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Molecular Cancer 1/2018

Extracellular vesicles as mediators of the progression and chemoresistance of pancreatic cancer and their potential clinical applications

Zeitschrift:
Molecular Cancer > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Jiangdong Qiu, Gang Yang, Mengyu Feng, Suli Zheng, Zhe Cao, Lei You, Lianfang Zheng, Taiping Zhang, Yupei Zhao

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide due to its insidious symptoms, early metastasis, and chemoresistance. Hence, the underlying mechanisms contributing to pancreatic cancer progression require further exploration. Based on accumulating evidence, extracellular vesicles, including exosomes and microvesicles, play a crucial role in pancreatic cancer progression and chemoresistance. Furthermore, they also possess the potential to be promising biomarkers, therapy targets and tools for treating pancreatic cancer. Therefore, in-depth studies on the role of extracellular vesicles in pancreatic cancer are meaningful. In this review, we focus on the regulatory effects of extracellular vesicles on pancreatic cancer progression, metastasis, cancer-related immunity and chemoresistance, particularly their potential roles as biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
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