Once thought to exist only within cells, RNA is now known to be exported from cells and play a role in newly discovered mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication. The Common Fund’s Extracellular RNA Communication (ERC) program aims to establish fundamental biological principles of extracellular RNA secretion, delivery, and impact on recipient cells; to describe exRNAs in human biofluids and the extent to which non-human exRNAs are present; to test clinical utility of exRNAs; and to provide a data and a resource repository for the community at-large.
Learn more about Unlocking the Mysteries of Extracellular RNA Communication here
Watch a mini documentary series on Exosomes by Life TechnologiesCorp, featuring several ExRNA Communication grantees and Working Group members!
Part 1: What is an Exosome?
Part 2: The History and Promise of Exosomes
Part 3: Exosomes in Cancer Research
Part 4: Curiosity and a Passion for Science
Part 5: Collaboration - The Key to Scientific Success
Part 6: Exosomes - The Next Small Thing
This page last reviewed on February 12, 2018