I've studied exosomes since the Summer of 2007 when I did my MSc dissertation project and then PhD in the laboratory of James Dear. When it came time to move on I was fortunate in finding my current position where I could explore new areas without moving away entirely from the exosome field where I had so much experience.
An opportunity to revisit the exosomal field came at the beginning of 2016 when we were invited to write three separate book chapters and review articles on exosomes. The third manuscript, a chapter in the book "Drug Safety Evaluation", has just been published online.
Inevitably the manuscripts have some overlap but they each focus on different aspects of exosomes and their study. The highlight was having a figure from our article in the journal of cellular physiology on the front cover of the issue.
The three manuscripts are:
Urine Exosome Isolation and Characterization is focused on the methods we use to collect, process, and characterize exosomes.
Urine Exosomes: An Emerging Trove of Biomarkers is a review of the potential and challenges in bringing exosome based biomarkers into clinical use.
Quantification of Exosomes is a review of the options available for determining the concentration of exosomes.