Dong SW, Li D, Xu C, Sun P, Wang YG, Zhang P. Alteration in gene expression profile and oncogenicity of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by RIZ1 upregulation. World J Gastroenterol 2013; 19(37): 6170-6177 [PMID: 24115813 DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i37.6170]
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Shang-Wen Dong, Dong Li, Cong Xu, Yuan-Guo Wang, Peng Zhang, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, China
Pei Sun, Tianjin Institute of Endocrinology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China
Author contributions: Dong SW and Zhang P designed research; Li D, Xu C and Wang YG performed research; Sun P instructed the experiment; Li D and Xu C analyzed data; and Dong SW wrote the paper.
Supported by The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81201945; Science Foundation of Tianjin Medical University, No. 2011KY08; Doctoral Program of Higher Education Research Fund, No. 20091202110009; and Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin, China, No. 10JCYBJC11300
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Received: June 13, 2013 Revised: July 23, 2013 Accepted: August 5, 2013 Published online: October 7, 2013
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