Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging

After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.

The Scientist Staff
Apr 6, 2017

Murine brain cells shedding extracellular vesicles.SCIENCE, A.M. DICKENS ET AL.

(See A.M. Dickens et al., “Astrocyte-shed extracellular vesicles regulate the peripheral leukocyte response to inflammatory brain lesions,” Sci. Signal., doi:10.1126/scisignal.aai7696, 2017.)