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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Extracellular Vesicles as Novel Biomarkers and Bioactivators in Hypertension and Kidney Diseases

November 09, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 206, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane-bound vesicles and are implicated in the trafficking of molecules between cells. As such, they have an effect on physiologic function and serve also as biomarkers. The session starts with a review of the latest recommendations and updates on Minimal Information for Studies of EVs (MISEV2018). This review is followed by a discussion of EVs as novel biomarkers, bioactivators, and regenerators in hypertension and kidney diseases.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the MISEV2018 position statement for studies of EVs
  • Explain the potential role of EVs as novel biomarkers in hypertension
  • Describe the role of EVs in vascular regulation in hypertension
  • Discuss the regenerative potential of EVs in CVD, hypertension, and renal disease

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Dylan Burger, PhD
  • Peter S.T. Yuen, PhD


  • MISEV2018: An Update on the Latest Minimal Information for the Study of Extracellular Vesicles
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Kenneth Witwer, PhD
  • Extracellular Vesicles as Novel Biomarkers in Hypertension
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    J. Brian Byrd, MD, MS
  • Extracellular Vesicles Modulate Vascular Function in Hypertension
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Uta Erdbruegger, MD
  • Regenerative Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Cardiovascular and Renal Disease
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cristina Grange, PhD