Blood and Urinary Vesicles in Health and Disease
Conference Recording Jan 10, 2014
About the Speaker
Dr. Muthuvel Jayachandran was born in Tamilnadu, India. Upon obtaining a PhD (1998) in Biochemistry from University of Madras, India, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to do cardiovascular research at Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan. In 2000, he moved to United States to continue his research in cardiovascular pathophysiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester.
Cells involved in pathophysiological processes shed sealed membranous vesicles called microvesicles and exosomes. The composition and count of vesicles in the blood and urine depend upon their cell of origin and the stimulus that triggers their production. Thus, extracellular vesicles may serve as potential biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and management of ongoing disease processes.