Min Li, Qiang Zhou, Kun Yang, Lu Zhang, Ming Xiu, Li Sun, Run-Ping Gao, Department of Hepatic-Biliary-Pancreatic Medicine, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China
David R Brigstock, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
David R Brigstock, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
Author contributions: Li M, Zhou Q, Yang K, Zhang L, Xiu M, and Sun L contributed to the data collection; Gao RP designed the study and wrote the manuscript; Brigstock DR coordinated the study and edited the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China (to Gao RP), No. 81070370 and No. 81270544.
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Correspondence to: Run-Ping Gao, Professor, MD, PhD, Department of Hepatic-Biliary-Pancreatic Medicine, The First Hospital of Jilin University, No. 71 Xinmin Avenue, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 15, 2014
Peer-review started: September 19, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 17, 2014
Accepted: December 22, 2014
Article in press: December 22, 2014
Published online: March 21, 2015