Ongoing Project

Outer Membrane Vesicles and Cancer

Outer Membrane Vesicles and Cancer

Outer membrane vesicles are spherical lipid vesicles that result from budding of the outer membrane of various bacteria. We are working on defining the relationship between bacterial outer membrane vesicles and the biology of colonic epithelia and cancer stem cells.


Dr. Leigh Greathouse (Baylor, Dept. of Nutritional Science), webpage

Link between OMVs and Cancer

Microbiota shed vesicles containing number biomolecules. These molecules have the potential to modulate the biology of the host epithelium or immune system, potentially affecting homeostasis and cancer progression.

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