An IGTP paper in the top 100 most read papers of Scientific Reports

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A paper published by the IGTP Kidney-affecting Research Group (REMAR) is in the top 100 most read cellular biology papers in Scientific Reports in 2017.  The journal published around one thousand articles on cellular biology last year, making the ranking especially remarkable for this paper on which Dr Francesc Borràs is co-corresponding author.  The paper is ranked at 54.

The REMAR researchers, led by Borràs are co-authors of the article, "A bead-assisted flow cytometry method for the semi-quantitative analysis of Extracellular Vesicles" with Dr María Yáñez-Mó of the Health Research Institute La Princesa (IIS-IP) in Madrid.  Published last September, the paper provides evidence that the method of quantifying extracellular vesicles using flow-cytometry is accurate, easy to implement in most laboratories and improves the focus of current experimental methods.  Most of the current methods to quantify extracellular vesicles (EV) take more time, specialized instruments and are often not so accurate. The technical part of this work was carried out in collaboration with the IGTP Cytometry Core Facility.

One of the main research lines of the REMAR group is the study of different aspects of nano-vesicles, such as exosomes, that are found within the group known as EVs.   They carry out basic research, such as the work in this publication, based mainly on diagnostic techniques and new therapeutic approaches in diseases of the kidneys and other organs.

Funding Information: This work was supported by grants PI13/00050 from the "Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria" (FIS-ISCIII), 2014SGR804 from Secretaria d'Universitats i Recerca del Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la "Generalitat de Catalunya" and REDinREN (16/0009 Feder Funds) to Francesc E Borràs and a Grant (482/U/2014) from Fundació La Marató TV3 to Ana Gámez-Valero.