Remote control of BBB: A tale of exosomes and microRNA

Cell Res. 2017 Jul;27(7):849-850. doi: 10.1038/cr.2017.71. Epub 2017 May 19.


Exosome-mediated intercellular communication has become an emerging field of human health and diseases. A recent study published by Cell Research reports that in zebrafish neurons can remotely regulate blood-brain barrier integrity by delivering miR-132 through secretion of exosomes.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Brain
  • Exosomes*
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs*
  • Neurons


  • MIRN132 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs