Apoptotic cell-derived extracellular vesicles: structure-function relationships.

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Apoptosis is an essential process for normal physiology and plays a key role in the resolution of inflammation. Clearance of apoptotic cells (ACs) involves complex signalling between phagocytic cells, ACs, and the extracellular vesicles (EVs) they produce. Here, we discuss apoptotic cell-derived extracellular vesicles (ACdEVs) and how their structure relates to their function in AC clearance and the control of inflammation, focussing on the ACdEV proteome. We review the current knowledge, ongoing work and future directions for research in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-516
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue number2
Early online date5 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019

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© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Portland Press Limited on behalf of the Biochemical Society


  • extracellular vesicles
  • macrophages
  • phagocytosis


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