Circulating microvesicles or exosomes have also been discovered to have immunosuppressive roles in infectious disease and may accelerate the pathogenesis of other disease conditions as they have been reported to induce or amplify inflammatory and pathological conditions including, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, and rheumatic diseases. Beyond its cancer and infectious disease treatment initiatives, Aethlon is studying the deleterious role of exosomes in sepsis through a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
In addition to being known as exosomes, microvesicles have been referred to as epididimosomes, argosomes, exosome-like vesicles, microparticles, promininosomes, prostasomes, dexosomes, texosomes, dex, tex, archeosomes and oncosomes.
About Aethlon Medical
The Aethlon Medical mission is to create innovative medical devices that address unmet medical needs in cancer, infectious disease, and other life-threatening conditions. Our Aethlon ADAPT™ System is a revenue-stage technology platform that provides the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the selective removal of disease enabling particles from the entire circulatory system. The Aethlon ADAPT™ product pipeline includes the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to address infectious disease and cancer; HER2osome™ to target HER2+ breast cancer, and a medical device being developed under a contract with DARPA that would reduce the incidence of sepsis in combat-injured soldiers and civilians. For more information, please visit '/>"/>
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