TY - CHAP A1 - Ana Gil-Bona A2 - Jose Antonio Reales-Calderon ED1 - Ana Gil De Bona ED2 - Jose Antonio Reales Calderon Y1 - 2020-03-04 PY - 2020 T1 - Introductory Chapter: An Overview to the Extracellular Vesicles N2 - Extracellular vesicle is a wide term that involves many different types of vesicles. Almost all the cell types studied secrete vesicles to the extracellular environment related to cell - cell communication. Extracellular vesicles have been found in different biological fluids, such as blood, milk, saliva, tears, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. These vesicles transport different molecules, including mRNA, proteins, and lipids, some of them cell type specific that make them ideal biomarkers in both health and disease conditions. However, their contribution to different conditions is not well understood. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the extracellular vesicles in the human body, how they are internalized, and their participation in several diseases. BT - Extracellular Vesicles and Their Importance in Human Health SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90820 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90820 SN - 978-1-78923-944-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-18 ER -