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Jan 2020 Advances in experimental medicine and biology

Heparanase Involvement in Exosome Formation.


David G, Zimmermann P


Exosomes are secreted vesicles involved in signaling processes. The biogenesis of a class of these extracellular vesicles depends on syntenin, and on the interaction of this cytosolic protein with syndecans. Heparanase, largely an endosomal enzyme, acts as a regulator of the syndecan-syntenin-exosome biogenesis pathway. The upregulation of syntenin and heparanase in cancers may support the suspected roles of exosomes in tumor biology.

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