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World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2012; 18(18): 2280-2286
Published online May 14, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i18.2280
Clinical significance of connective tissue growth factor in hepatitis B virus-induced hepatic fibrosis
Rong-Li Piao, David R Brigstock, Jie Zhu, Man-Li Zhang, Run-Ping Gao
Rong-Li Piao, Jie Zhu, Man-Li Zhang, Run-Ping Gao, Department of Hepatic-biliary-pancreatic Medicine, First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China
David R Brigstock, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Author contributions: Piao RL, Zhu J and Zhang ML performed the experiments; Gao RP planned the experiments and drafted the manuscript; Brigstock DR co-ordinated the study and edited the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation, No. 30872236, 81070370 (to Gao RP) and NIH 5R01AA016003 to (Brigstock D)
Correspondence to: Dr. Run-Ping Gao, Department of Hepatic-biliary- pancreatic Medicine, First Hospital, Jilin University, 71 Xinmin Street, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China.
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Received: July 5, 2011
Revised: March 2, 2012
Accepted: March 9, 2012
Published online: May 14, 2012
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