Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 488–495 | Cite as

Exosomal long non-coding RNAs: biological properties and therapeutic potential in cancer treatment

  • Jie Luo
  • Yan Xiong
  • Pei-fen Fu
  • En-chun Li
  • Lei Qu
  • Xiao Fan
  • Zhi-jian CaiEmail author
  • Ai-fu LinEmail author


Exosomes and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as important elements contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of cancer development and progression. The discovery of lncRNAs in exosomes further indicates their bona fide biological functional roles in cancer development and drug resistance. In this review, we describe the biogenesis of exosomes and summarize the function of exosomal lncRNAs in the field of cancer research. These findings strikingly advance current knowledge of exosomal lncRNAs and suggest that they may be promising diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for cancer.

Key words

Exosome Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Biosynthesis Biomarker Drug resistance 

外泌体lncRNA 研究进展及其肿瘤靶向潜质


外泌体和长链非编码RNA(lncRNA)与肿瘤等 危害人类健康重大疾病的发生发展密切相关。对 外泌体中lncRNA 研究的深入解析有助于人们更 加全面地了解癌症发生发展机理机制,并有助于 为进一步肿瘤精准靶向治疗提供新的潜在标志 物及临床靶点。本综述阐述了外泌体的发生过程 及其内容lncRNA,并进一步通过深入总结外泌 体lncRNA 在肿瘤临床药物耐受中的作用,评估 其肿瘤靶向潜质,揭示其作为潜在有效靶向治疗 靶点和诊疗标志物的前景意义。


外泌体 长链非编码RNA(lncRNA) 生物合 成 生物标志物 肿瘤靶点 临床耐药 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.The Breast Center, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  4. 4.MOE Laboratory of Biosystems Homeostasis & Protection, College of Life SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  5. 5.Institute of Immunology, and Department of Orthopaedics, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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