Circulating microparticles induce apoptosis in esophagus carcinoma cells by possible transfer of caspases

Ansgar Michael Chromik, Jan Schneider, Daniel Bulut, Annegret Flier, Andreas Mügge & Waldemar Uhl
Introduction: Microparticles (MPs) are small particles (<1µm) and usually released into circulation upon activation or apoptosis of vascular cells. The content of MPs (e.g. proteins, RNA) can be transferred to target cells by membrane fusion. Recently, MPs have been reported to harbor activated[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]