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