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Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles convey angiogenic activity of parental cells

Marina O. Gomzikova, Margarita N. Zhuravleva, Regina R. Miftakhova, Svetlana S. Arkhipova, Vladimir G. Evtugin, Svetlana F. Khaiboullina, Andrey P. Kiyasov, Jenny L. Persson, Nigel P. Mongan, Richard G. Pestell and Albert A. Rizvanov _

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:70496-70507. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.19723

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Marina O. Gomzikova1, Margarita N. Zhuravleva1, Regina R. Miftakhova1, Svetlana S. Arkhipova1, Vladimir G. Evtugin1, Svetlana F. Khaiboullina1,2, Andrey P. Kiyasov1, Jenny L. Persson3,4, Nigel P. Mongan5,6, Richard G. Pestell7,8 and Albert A. Rizvanov1

1Kazan Federal University, Kazan 420008, Russia

2Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA

3Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University, Malmö 205 02, Sweden

4Department of Molecular Biology, Umeö University, Umeö 901 87, Sweden

5Cancer Biology and Translational Research, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham LE12 5RD, UK

6Department of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10065, USA

7Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Wynnewood, PA 19096, USA

8Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637551, Singapore

Correspondence to:

Albert A. Rizvanov, email: [email protected]

Keywords: extracellular vesicles, membrane vesicles, cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles, angiogenesis, cell-free therapy

Received: March 15, 2017   Accepted: June 17, 2017   Published: July 31, 2017


Naturally occurring extracellular vesicles (EVs) play essential roles in intracellular communication and delivery of bioactive molecules. Therefore it has been suggested that EVs could be used for delivery of therapeutics. However, to date the therapeutic application of EVs has been limited by number of factors, including limited yield and full understanding of their biological activities. To address these issues, we analyzed the morphology, molecular composition, fusion capacity and biological activity of Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles (CIMVs). The size of these vesicles was comparable to that of naturally occurring EVs. In addition, we have shown that CIMVs from human SH-SY5Y cells contain elevated levels of VEGF as compared to the parental cells, and stimulate angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo.

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