About this Research Topic
Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) isolated from pathogens are known to mediate communication under a variety of physiological and pathological conditions. These secreted vesicles deliver cell-free messages via a transfer of RNA, proteins and even DNA and modulate the host's immune system to induce inflammation and to control the infectious process. The field of EVs is a new research area that can provide valuable information on how a pathogen is sending messages to other pathogens, as well as to the host. Understanding these signals can potentially lead to novel therapeutic avenues that may stop the essential communications between the infectious agents, but also between these pathogens and their host.
The major goal of this Research Topic is to present studies focusing on the mechanism of how EVs contribute to the communication between the host and infectious agents (viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria). We will discuss, amongst others, the nature and origin of EVs and how EVs can best be identified and characterized. We invite original research articles, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports.
Keywords: Infectious Process, Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, Fungi
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