Researchers Reveal Exosome-Related Reason Why Shingles Can Cause Strokes

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Scientists investigating why people who have had shingles are at a higher risk of stroke, now believe the answer lies within lipid vesicles called exosomes that shuttle proteins and genetic information between cells, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published on October 6, 2022 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, details the mechanisms behind the link between shingles and strokes. The article is titled “Zoster-Associated Prothrombotic Plasma Exosomes and Increased Stroke Risk.”

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